Sustainability, Inclusion & Regeneration
The FUSION CITY project, in the form of a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), is being created with two major objectives which are set out in the Charity's Constitution. These are:
1. To promote sustainable development for the benefit of the public by:
(a) the preservation, conservation and the protection of the environment and the prudent use of resources;
(b) the relief of poverty and the improvement of the conditions of life in socially and economically disadvantaged communities;
(c) the promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration.
Sustainable development means “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
2. The promotion for the benefit of the public of urban or rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation (and in particular within the Sheffield City Region and the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority) by all or any of the following means:
(a) the relief of unemployment;
(b) the advancement of education, training or retraining, particularly among unemployed people, and providing unemployed people with work experience;
(c) the provision of financial assistance, technical assistance or business advice or consultancy in order to provide training and employment opportunities for unemployed people in cases of financial or other charitable need through help: (i) in setting up their own business, or (ii) to existing businesses;
(d) the preservation of buildings or sites of historic or architectural importance;
(e) the protection or conservation of the environment;
(f) such other means as may from time to time be determined subject to the prior written consent of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales.
Politically agnostic and with the support of business organisations of varying sizes and sectors, FUSION CITY will operate geographically primarily within the area embraced by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (including the entirety of the metropolitan county of South Yorkshire. the North East Derbyshire District, the Derbyshire Dales District, the Bassetlaw non-metropolitan District, Chesterfield non-metropolitan and the Bolsover non-metropolitan District). This includes the City of Sheffield as its hub, ensuring Sheffield's ongoing viability as a leading UK city, and propel it forward as both a major centre of historical interest and a contemporary centre of scientific, cultural, artistic, touristic, environmental, educational and business excellence.
FUSION CITY has been created in the belief that by harnessing business assets – such as research, insight, international connections, know-how, employee base, advocacy, marketing power and leadership – we can drive positive change.
The FUSION CITY project will operate as a campaigning force with hundreds of members across all business sectors, combined with thousands of individuals across the population, together uniquely placed and combined to champion both the region and City of Sheffield.
Research & Innovation
This section of the website highlights STEM-based advancements within the city, whether this be innovations in the manufacturing industry or ground-breaking medical research that helps patients locally and worldwide, we display it all.
To see a showcase of these advancements, please follow this LINK to be transported to our "Research & Innovation" page.
This section of the website highlights things that we believe are of cultural importance to Sheffield and are integral to understanding the history of the city.
The Heritage section is split into many different sub-categories including:
- People- Historic figures who have shaped Sheffield into what it is now.
- Historic Buildings- Buildings of significance that serve as a window into the past.
- Museums- Institutions that hold items of cultural significance and seek to educate the public about them.
- Natural Heritage- Natural formations that have had a substantial impact on Sheffield, both past and present.
These categories can also be accessed from the main Heritage page as well.
With assistance from its business partners and involved citizens, the FUSION CITY project will draw attention to, and help fund, its social goals through several possible high-profile projects.
Initial ideas include:
• “Fusion City Radio” – a local internet radio station with a remit to broadcast content
involving heritage-based topics, culture, tourism, and social issues
• Community involvement in assisting the City of Sheffield in an application to become a World Heritage Site
• A major music concert involving some of Sheffield's world-renowned celebrity
musicians to help fund the City's World Heritage Site application
• Production of a video documentary to highlight the many features making Sheffield a great place to live, work and visit
• A photography competition open to all to showcase the City's many contemporary
assets – from rural and urban beauty to its former and contemporary industrial might