SHEFFIELD CAN! (Congregations, Associations and Neighbourhoods) is a broad-based, not-for-profit organisation that works to unite, train, and organise communities in Sheffield across religious, racial, ethnic, class, and geographic lines for the common good.
Our primary objective is to develop local leadership and organised power to challenge the issues that prevent low- and middle-income families from improving their circumstances.
Sheffield CAN! was founded by a group of clergy, from different faiths and denominations, and other community leaders who began meeting in 2018 with a common desire to transcend the historic divisions that existed among communities in our city.
These founders aimed to build a new organisation, free to join, that could help form relationships across these divides and provide a new vehicle for different constituencies to act together in ways which would be powerful and effective.
So far, we’ve fought back against social polarisation and hate speech by uniting our communities.
We’ve campaigned to end the injustice of housing discrimination against people who claim benefits.
We are campaigning for more affordable homes for the people of our city, so that our families can stay together and our communities can be stronger and more resilient.
And we are working to end homelessness, and the root causes of homelessness: poor government policies, poor wages, unemployment and debt.
It costs nothing to join us, but a commitment to change. Join us. Make change happen today.