Make Yourself at Home and Rediscover Sheffield

Sheffield’s fantastic businesses and organisations have worked hard over the last year, to welcome you back. This page is a collection of positive stories, showcasing what Sheffield has to offer, along with exciting developments to look forward to and inspiration ideas for rediscovering our city.

Sheffield’s ‘Make Yourself at Home’ initiative is all about supporting local businesses and communities as life gradually moves forward - anyone can get involved! Find out how and help yourself to our FREE toolkit here. If you have a story you’d like to share, please get in touch with us at or tag us in your posts @VisitSheffield #SheffieldMakes. 

Sheffield has a fantastic array of major events & exciting festivals to keep you entertained all year. From world class theatre productions to outdoor film screenings, sporting events & live music - here's a few of the events taking place in 2022.

If you fancy doing your Christmas shopping in a more leisurely way, then it’s worth exploring areas of the city where there are clusters of great indie shops close by to one another.

Sheffield is a City of Makers! So it's not surprising that there's a great selection of fantastic independent shops, dedicated to showcasing the huge range of talented local makers.

Peaks of Colour, a newly founded walking club created by Sheffield journalist and activist Evie Muir, providing a safe space for people of colour to access Sheffield’s green spaces.

The collaboration includes an agreement for a new ITM Power Gigafactory to be built at the University of Sheffield Innovation District and a National Hydrogen Research Innovation and Skills centre, which will research the manufacture of hydrogen.

Proposals to revive historic Leah’s Yard on Cambridge Street in Sheffield City Centre and create a social hub for creative independent businesses, have been approved by Sheffield City Council's Local Planning Authority.

Sheffield has been successfully awarded the full amount requested from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, with £20m allocated to redeveloping historic Castlegate, as well as £17m for investment in Attercliffe.

If you fancy a taste of the Sheffield Beer Scene from the comfort of your own home or maybe have some beer aficionados to buy for on your Christmas shopping list, look no further.

Gift shopping in a hurry for someone? Or looking to treat yourself with something special to look forward to in 2022? Then a voucher for a Sheffield experience might be the answer.

Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest city-based music festival has announced the lineup for the 2022 event at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield from 22 - 24 July, with Sam Fender, Kasabian and Madness headlining the event.

Sheffield City Council has announced further projects which will be supported by its Economic Recovery Fund, an innovative and unique grant set up to support businesses following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sheffield Theatres have announced their landmark 50th anniversary season, including an ambitious trilogy of plays and the much-anticipated return of Standing at the Sky's Edge, amongst many more exciting productions.

The Nuclear AMRC will work with Rolls-Royce on the next phase of its small modular reactor (SMR) development programme, for which the government has confirmed £210 million of funding.

Beyond Bloomsbury: Life, Love and Legacy, chronicles the lives, loves and work of this remarkable collective during the first half of the 20th century and brings together over 140 paintings, sculpture, works on paper and supporting material.

Whether you're an independent business, community group, or work for a larger organisation- we’d really like you to be part of 'Make Yourself At Home'-  find out how you can get involved and download the FREE toolkit. 


Make Yourself at Home has been partly funded by the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), as part of the Reopening High Streets Safely (RHSS) project. More info here. 

The project is receiving up to £500,000 of funding from ERDF as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF.

Established by the European Union, ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community