Sheffield is such a special place because of all the amazing people, communities, organisations and businesses here, that make us feel at home.

Sheffield’s ‘Make Yourself at Home’ initiative was launched last year and is all about supporting local businesses and communities as life gradually moves forward – whilst remembering the safety and comfort of home.

As we now embark on a new year, things continue to be challenging for everyone but there is hope on the horizon. In the meantime, we’ll continue to share positive stories from across the city, both of the great things happening now and the stuff we can look forward to over coming months, as life becomes a little more normal once again.

Thank you to those who’ve supported Sheffield's Make Yourself at Home initiative so far and if you want to get involved, find out how and help yourself to the toolkit here.

Shopping in a hurry? Then a voucher or gift card for a Sheffield experience might be the answer. Lots of local businesses and city attractions have created online vouchers for when things become a little more normal again. 

Lots of Sheffield’s indie retailers have been working really hard to make sure you can shop their unique wares from the comfort of your own home.

The flagship developments are set to place Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park at the heart of the nation’s future health and wellbeing.

The social enterprise’s Ticket Bank service will now utilise the Spektrix network of arts venues, which will enable a seamless delivery of thousands of event tickets to charities, social prescribers and the NHS across the UK.

The Arena will be open 7 days a week and will be run by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals on behalf of the NHS National Vaccination Programme and is in addition to over 30 primary care sites across the region.

If you need an extra incentive to head out for a walk on cold winter days or if you're meeting a friend for a socially distanced catch up, we’ve rounded some suggestions for city strolls you could combine with grabbing a takeout brew.

Several hotels and venues across the city will remain open during the latest national lockdown, for NHS staff, critical workers and those who must travel for essential work purposes.

Here in Sheffield we are all incredibly lucky to be able to easily get to amazing green spaces and the outdoors – which is what has given us the nickname ‘The Outdoor City’.

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. 

A whole host of exciting shows and musicals are being lined up in the Lyceum Theatre for 2021 and 2022, all ready for when they can welcome audiences safely back into the venue. 

Sheffield has successfully won the bid to host the annual conference which will see 300 delegates from all over the world gather in the city across three days.

The thirst for Sheffield beer didn’t disappear when you couldn’t physically buy a pint and lots of Sheffield businesses have been working extra hard to keep the good stuff flowing...

Sheffield firm FourJaw have secured grant funding to accelerate the development of their game changing manufacturing tech, via the region’s Business Productivity Programme.

Sheffield has been successful in its bid for £15.8m of funding as part of the Government’s Future High Streets Fund, which will be used to rejuvenate Sheffield’s high street as part of the continuing transformation of the city centre.

Whether it’s ordering your weekly shop or a tasty takeaway, the advantage of using one of these providers is that you’ll be supporting the local economy, while the independents you buy from will likely keep more of their profits too.

The cycle routes are located Stocksbridge, Wharncliffe,Loxley, Rivelin and Redmires. To celebrate the launch of the routes,Trek Sheffield Fox Valley have added their support and are giving a free t-shirt to people who ride all five.

Business Sheffield have been hosting a series of Zoom business workshops packed with valuable suggestions and advice to help keep high street business owners focused and plan for the future. Catch up with all the workshops here.

Art at the Heart has been created by four Ignite Imaginations artists, who have each worked within their community to create an art installation, taking inspiration from the stories people have shared with them.