About Us

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Our Mission:

‘To continue to sustain, develop and strengthen a strong and sustainable independent community organisation which delivers quality services that meet the needs of the Sheffield Yemeni Community, wider BME community and other disadvantaged individuals and families in the Burngreave and Fir Vale areas of Sheffield’

Established in 1986, Aspiring Communities Together (ACT) is an experienced, award winning, financially robust and inclusive Sheffield based community organisation.  Previously known as the Yemeni Community Association, the organisation is proud to be at the forefront of local change. ACT now prides itself in adapting its vision to reflect the diverse changing needs in the community to ensure we are inclusive to all.

We deliver services that aim to tackle persistent social and economic disadvantages and educational underachievement to the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community across Sheffield with a particular focus on deprived neighbourhoods of Fir Vale and Burngreave.

Our vision is an area with reduced inequalities and improved access and opportunity for the local community. We achieve this by delivering inspiring and innovative services in health, employment, training, social and physical activities for adults and children. Complementing local, city-wide and national strategies ACT builds on the strengths of the local community and facilitates this by widening people’s horizons and engaging the local community in a journey of change.

Overall strategic management of the organisation is undertaken by the Trustees as a whole through their monthly meetings. The staff are accountable to the Trustees through the Chief Executive, who reports to the Trustees at these monthly meetings. We are committed to ensure all services are delivered professionally, demonstrating accountability and transparency in all that we do.