To make sure Sheffield's Covid Memorial activity is rooted in the experiences of it's people and collectively owned, please help by using your network to spread the word about this project, and encouraging others to share their experiences.
To make it easy to share we have templates you can use via email and social media.
Facebook / Instagram - sharing the trailer
🗣️ Tell us about your experience of the pandemic.
✍️ In partnership with @Sheffield City Council and @Sheffield Libraries, Archives & Information, we’re helping to gather stories to support the city’s memorial plans.
🤝 Let’s celebrate the small acts of kindness, support positive change & remember those we have lost.
👉 Everybody has a story from the pandemic, we’d love to hear yours. Be part of Sheffield’s story: www.sheffieldstoriesfromthepandemic.com
Link to the project Trailer: (to delete after thumbnail is created)
Twitter - sharing the trailer
🗣️ Tell us about your experience of the pandemic. With @SheffCouncil & @SheffArchives we’re gathering stories to support memorial plans.
🤝 Celebrate acts of kindness, support positive change & remember those we have lost.
👉 Be part of Sheffield’s story: www.sheffieldstoriesfromthepandemic.com
Link to the project Trailer (Shortened Twitter Version): (to delete after thumbnail is created)
Email - sharing the trailer
Subject: Be part of Sheffield's story…
Email Sub Line: Sheffield’s Covid-19 memorial tribute plans now underway with the launch of ‘Stories From The Pandemic’
Stories from the pandemic
Tell us about your experience of the pandemic.
Be part of Sheffield’s Story.
Sheffield’s Covid-19 memorial tribute plans are now underway with the launch of ‘Stories From The Pandemic’ - a city wide project in partnership with Sheffield City Council and Sheffield City Archives.
Contributions, drawn from all walks of life, will form a lasting testimony and historical record of the pandemic’s impact from the perspective of individuals and the communities they live in. The contributions will inform plans for community memorials and a memorial statue in the city centre.
To make sure this is rooted in the experiences of the people of Sheffield, we’d like to encourage you to submit your story.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.sheffieldstoriesfromthepandemic.com/
“So whoever you are, whatever your background, whatever happened to you during the pandemic period, that is your individual story and together that makes up the story of Sheffield.”
Pete Evans, Sheffield City Archives
Let’s celebrate the small acts of kindness, support positive change and remember those we have lost.
Everybody has a story from the pandemic, we'd love to hear yours.
Be part of Sheffield's story.
The Stories from the pandemic website is now live, where you can share your experiences and stories, alongside images, videos and document submissions. Alternatively postcards have been distributed across the city (available in a variety of languages), which can be posted back or handed into any local library or museum drop off point.
Share some text and upload an image online.
Write or draw something on a postcard. Details here.
Please share this far and wide! We want to hear from as many people as possible.
Community Memorial Fund
Apply for a Covid-19 Community Memorial Grant
Sheffield City Council and Compassionate Sheffield are pleased to launch the Covid-19 Community Memorial Fund.
Community groups and organisations are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to come together, reflect and collectively heal from the pandemic.
Everybody has experienced the pandemic in different ways.
Your organisation or group may want to put on an event, create a film or online project, a piece of artwork, or a space for loved ones to be named, whatever works best for you.
Applications are open until midday on Monday 22nd August.
To apply for these grants and for more information, please visit - www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/grants
If you would like to discuss anything, please email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please help make Sheffield’s memorial activity representative and collectively owned by its communities, especially those hit hardest by the pandemic.
“Let’s celebrate the small acts of kindness, support positive change and remember those we’ve lost.”
📢 Apply for a Covid-19 Community Memorial Grant - up to £2,000.
🤝 Come together, reflect and collectively heal from the pandemic.
️ 🗓️ Applications are OPEN until Monday 22nd August.
👉 Apply here - https://t.co/OjaPy06hAL