Families & Community Services

SOAR’s Families and Community Services team work closely with local and citywide community organisations to provide services and activities for local families. The team also work closely with our volunteers.
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Healthy Holidays (HAF)


SOAR manage the Healthy Activities and Food (Healthy Holidays) programme for two localities across the north of Sheffield. 

The citywide programme provides free, fun activities and food for families eligible for means-tested free school meals.


We work with over 40 different community organisations to deliver a range of provision across North Sheffield.

If you're interested in getting involved as a HAF provider, please send us an email at:


Early Years


subcontract with these partners (ACT, FCH (Burngreave), Foxhill (Southey))

also our own delivery (Shiregreen/Firth Park)

for info - communities@

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Volunteering is a great way of not only helping the local community but also helping yourself.

Thousands of people volunteer in Sheffield for a huge range of charities, community groups and organisations (Volunteer Centre Sheffield). Whether you've volunteered before or not, SOAR is looking for people like you who are interested in volunteering!


Burngreave Library

Social Cafes (Patrick, Helen)

Community Champions (link to media page)

Community Connectors

Early Years

Dementia Ambassadors (Rosie)

links later on

contact communities@


Support Community Partners


Our Community Partnerships aim to bring together the voluntary and community sector that work in North Sheffield and respond to local and community needs, so we can build strong connections, exchange knowledge, support and empower to create long-lasting impacts.

Interested in joining? Contact Rose Batty (Business Development Coordinator) on: or 

07507 971 471

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Community Engagement




community champions

community connectors

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Let's Build Health Grants


Let’s Build Health Grants are available to help create opportunities and develop local activity that improves health and wellbeing. The grants will be available in the following People Keeping Well (PKW) Community Partnerships: Burngreave, Firth Park, Southey, Chapelgreen.

We want to allocate funding for activities in these neighbourhoods which will support the overall aims of the PKW Community Partnership, including (not exhaustive):

  • Increased awareness of an involvement in community activities

  • Increased range of activities for families and young people

  • Increased range and uptake of volunteering opportunities

  • Increased participation and awareness of the benefits of green space and physical activity

  • Improved understanding of ways to live a healthy lifestyle

The next round of funding will be available in Autumn 2022. To be added to the mailing list so you're one of the first to know, send an email to:

How to get in touch

Contact the Communities Team


For more information or a casual chat, please ask to speak to one of the Communities Team on 0114 213 4065 or email