Community project scoops award

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A SHEFFIELD community project has won a prestigious national award in recognition of its work.

The Terminus Initiative in Lowedges, Sheffield, was created in 2002 to meet the needs of local residents and is run by members of four churches along with 60 paid workers and volunteers.

The project began as a community café at a former butcher’s shop and also offers conversation clubs for asylum seeksers and befriending schemes.

It also works in a Healthy Communities partnership with NHS Sheffield to deliver a programme of health improvement intiatives.

The Terminus Initiative has won £2,000 prize money to further develop its scheme.

The award was presented to the Reverend Shirley Knibbs and the Reverend Joy Adams at the United Reformed Church General Assembly in Scarborough.

The project was selected as the winner for the quality of its initiatives, signposting of local services and for working with a range of partner organisations.

Shirley Knibbs said “We’re very pleased to have won a Community Project Award and thrilled the positive impact of our project has been recognised.

“It is wonderful to see local churches working together, helping members of the community and providing much needed services. The money will come in handy as we are constantly developing our initiatives.”