Friday May 20th 2016

Voluntary Sector Contribute to Sheffield BID

Diane Jarvis, BID Manager; Sue White, VAS; Gail Gibbons, CEO at Sheffield Futures & Sheffield BID Board member

Local voluntary organisations and charities attended an information event this week to discuss ways in which the voluntary sector can support and get involved with Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID).

Almost 30 local organisations attended the meeting which explored ideas in which the sector can contribute to and strengthen the city centre initiative that is focused upon improving Sheffield city centre.

BID Manager, Diane Jarvis, said, “Through its ‘Together’ objective, the BID is a focus point for ideas and collaboration between all city centre businesses across all sectors.

“We recognise the importance of the charity and voluntary sector in bringing people together, supporting communities and providing solutions to a great many social issues, and for this reason, this group can play an important role within the BID”.

Discussions included connections between the business and voluntary sectors, sharing knowledge, volunteering, increased engagement with marginalised communities, and city centre events.

Susan White, Chief Executive at Voluntary Action Sheffield said, “This joint event helped to identify lots of good opportunities in which our sector and the Business Improvement District (BID) can work in partnership for the benefit of people in Sheffield, and for mutual benefit. We are setting up an action group to take these ideas forward.”

Pictured: Diane Jarvis, BID Manager; Sue White, VAS; Gail Gibbons, CEO at Sheffield Futures & Sheffield BID Board member.

 

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