Youth Opportunities

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue 12 week programme for 16-25 year olds

“South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and South Yorkshire Police have teamed up with the Prince’s Trust and Barnsley College to deliver our award winning 12 week TEAM programme. The course is open to 16 – 25 year olds and is a life changing 12 week adventure.

So far we have delivered twenty one  programmes from Barnsley, Dearne and Sheffield. In that time we have transformed over 200  young people’s lives. Also in this period we have undertaken twenty one community projects four of which  won the coveted Prince’s Trust Community impact award for Yorkshire and Humberside for three of these whilst in Goldthorpe our involvement with their community was the catalyst for the new ‘embankment project.’ A project that is even today continuing to grow.

We have had two Young Ambassadors for the region, one recently winning Regional Ambassador of the year and shortlisted for a Pride of Britain Award. Three Rising Stars young people who have gone on to full time employment after a difficult start. All of this work was recently recognised when His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales requested to meet one of our teams.

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is based in Dearne Fire Station,  Barnsley (Cudworth) and  Sheffield (Parkway) Fire Station, the young people will get involved in team building activities, a week-long residential trip away to the Peak District, a community project and two weeks of work experience during the course. They will also get advice on employability,  as well as gaining nationally recognised qualifications including;

•           Prince’s Trust Qualification in Employment, Teamwork and Community

•          Level 2 HABC Food Hygiene

•          Level 2 HABC First Aid at Work

•           Level 2 HABC Working Safely

•           John Muir Discovery Award

Add to this enrichment sessions on

·         Dementia awareness

·         Drug awareness

·         Internet security

·         Drive for life

·         Nourishment and nutrition

·         Sexual health

We push the young people to believe that they can achieve anything, to show them that is just hard work and commitment that can see them succeed. The end of every programme is celebrated with a final presentation in the Town Hall that each programme is tied to. The young people can then present themselves and show their family and friends the journey they have been on and how far they have come.

Our programme is without doubt leading the way for its content and delivery and we hope to be able to offer this throughout the South Yorkshire region within the next 12 months. Offering these fantastic opportunities to many more young people in our region for many years to come.

Here is a link to the Prince’s Trust website which outlines each week on the programme –

But as we are the emergency services, we will be delivering extra activities to make our programme one of a kind in the Yorkshire area OUR VIDEO

Future Makers- Free theatre and film workshops

Third Angel has teamed up with Theatre Deli and Sheffield Hallam University to run exciting free theatre & film workshops with industry professionals for 14-19 year olds living in Sheffield. 

The deadline to apply for the workshops is Friday 17th January at 5:00pm.

Apply here:

Future Makers is aimed at young people who live in areas where household incomes are generally low and/or who have not been involved in drama or film activities outside of school before.

E.D.E.N Film Productions celebrates after receiving funding from the National Lottery to run a free filmmaking course for the LGBTQ+ community

Local based award-winning social enterprise, E.D.E.N Film Productions is today celebrating after being awarded National Lottery funding to support its work with the LGBTQ+ community. The group, based in Sheffield, will use the cash to run a free filmmaking course, E.D.E.N Shorts 2020, for the LGBTQ+ community where a short film raising awareness on important areas decided by the LGBTQ+ community will be produced.

E.D.E.N Film Productions was established in 2013 and since then has been actively involved with the LGBTQ+ community running filmmaking workshops, events, screenings and Transforming Cinema film festival. E.D.E.N Shorts 2020 will build on previous work and projects, including 2016’s E.D.E.N Shorts project where four short films were produced by the LGBTQ+ community. The films created were screened at film festivals around the world including BFI Flare, SQIFF and Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival.

The new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK, will see a new free filmmaking course for the LGBTQ+ community. E.D.E.N’s projects have been incredibly important and provided safe spaces and a way for members of the community to raise awareness of important issues through the power of film.

E.D.E.N Shorts 2020 launches on 11 February 2020 at Union St, 18-20 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2JP. It will involve five two-hour workshops with award-winning filmmaker Brett Chapman, teaching participants filmmaking skills. Alongside, 20-hours of filming and editing with Brett Chapman and E.D.E.N Film Productions’ founder Claire Watkinson. Places are limited and you can sign up online at:

Claire Watkinson, founder of E.D.E.N Film Productions says: “We’re delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised our work in this way. Now, thanks to National Lottery players we will be able to run a free filmmaking course for members of the LGBTQ+ community in Sheffield. This is important because the project provides a safe space and opportunity to develop filmmaking skills alongside networking with other members of the community and raise awareness of important topics. Since founding E.D.E.N in 2013 I have found our work to be incredibly important with many previous participants commenting on how taking part in our projects have helped them with their career and/or confidence. Receiving this funding allows us to continue to build on our existing work and provide a space for members of the LGBTQ+ community to thrive and develop life-long skills and friendships. ”

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