Alt-Sheff News The guide to Sheffield's radical, alternative, ethical business and groups URGENT !! Please support sanctuary organisations in Sheffield URGENT DEADLINE: 12:00 MONDAY 30th APRIL 2018 *** Sheffield City of Sanctuary’s exciting new refugee centre in Sheffield is in the running to win £48,088 from the Big Lottery, in a link-up with ITV regional. Please click here to watch the film and place your vote.South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) is based at the Sanctuary, holding regular meetings there and events like the Human Rights and Asylum Housing conference in February (write-up at Right To Remain here, and the Annual General Meeting with discussion on Fortress Europe (coming up; May 24th)Please spare a minute to help them win these much-needed funds. The money will enable The Sanctuary to build on and develop its existing services, offering:InformationSupportAccess to computersPre-booked consultations with partners like the Red CrossESOL classes Therapeutic sessions and much moreThere is a limited window for voting. Deadline is 12noon Monday 30th AprilYou can vote from anywhere in the country – just click on the link and follow instructions.... And please tell your friends:Vote Sanctuary! Diversity Fest 2018 needs your help March 2018 (Festival Sept 30th) *** A crowdfunding appeal for the 2018 Diversity Fest has been started. Organisers are asking supporters to share widely and pledge if possible. To encourage pledges of £10, there is a reward of a pair of tickets to the next two fundraising events.Since it was established in 2015, the free one-day festival has gained popularity every year. This year it will be held on September 30th, again based around the same venue, Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Road.Last year the festival showcased 37 acts, celebrating diversity through music, dance, spoken word, film and art. It featured people from a range of genders, sexualities, ethnicities, ages and abilities. It was organised by a group of 16 volunteers, and over 100 volunteers from South Yorkshire, Leeds, Derby and London performed across three stages (1 outdoor and 2 indoor).Diversity FestDiversity Fest crowdfunder Sheffield Environment Weeks 2018 *** Sheffield can be proud of the hundreds of activities that make up Sheffield Environment Weeks, which has run for many years. They range from talks on a range of subjects, to projects like urban agriculture and wildlife conservation. Volunteers do the hard work, and to get involved see the timetable on the website.Programme entries for Environment Week 2018 to be submitted by the end of February 2018 please.The main activity in 2018 runs from Saturday 28th April to Sunday 10th June, but events go on all year round.Sheffield Environment Weeks