Funding level: £5,001 to £10,000


Peace in the Park are an organisation that makes a stand for peace. We encourage a better, more equal world and demonstrate the power of communities. We work all year round to bring about social cohesion within our communities and demonstrate this annually at a one-day festival of music, art and performance.

Peace in the Park is a community group established in 2003 to organise an annual community festival of music, arts and performance. In 2012 the festival grew to the point where it was necessary to establish a not-for-profit social enterprise (CLG). Peace in the Park organises a one day festival in a disadvantaged area of the city, engaging with people and communities at risk of social exclusion to create opportunities to participate in the organisation and delivery of the festival and promote improvement of personal health, happiness and wellbeing. We create opportunities for co-operative working, volunteering and partnerships between local residents, community groups, older and younger people, artists and musicians from Sheffield's diverse cultural and creative backgrounds and promote peace, solidarity and inter-cultural understanding.

Peace in the Park is more than a festival and its activities towards our mission and vision are continuous, though marked by the one-day festival in June. After the festival each year, from June onwards, the organisation begins to recruit new volunteers with skills in marketing, events and fundraising as well as continuing to grow and build the partnerships between itself and organisations such as Patches for Peace and the Sheffield Climate Alliance. We work together with our partners and volunteers to run workshops in the community, build peace between conflicting communities and create platforms for cooperative working and cooperation.

Peace in Park has engaged tens of thousands of people in its history since 2003. Some of those know Peace in the Park only as the one day festival and are inspired by the coming together of local people from all walks of life, to showcase the variety of talent and vibrancy in our city.

Peace in the Park

Sheffield is a vibrant and active city, with a diverse range of events throughout the year. We are proud because Peace in the Park has become part of Sheffield's culture, part of its unique offering and is well known by Sheffield residents, attracting over 8000 festival goers each year.

Location: Sheffield