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What will your generation's legacy be?


How will you shape your region's future? 

Sheffield150 convenes a diverse group of leaders from Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, aged 18 – 25, aged 18-25 to address the question: "What will the legacy of our generation be?” Because after all, you are the generation who will shape the region when it reaches 150 in 2043.

Sheffield150 is a part of Legacy; a global campaign by Common Purpose, which invests in young people across the world so they can become a connected generation of leaders with a clear vision for what their legacy will be. Click here to see other legacy programmes around the world.

By doing Sheffield150 you will:

  • Learn skills and tools to practice leadership in your own context including team building, problem solving and communications
  • Build connections with your peers and established leaders from across the Sheffield City Region
  • Earn a micro-credential
  • Have the opportunity to receive free, personalized leadership coaching sessions

If you're a young leader aged 18-25 from the Sheffield City Region, register your interest for this free online programme here!

Lucy Nickson, Vice Chair, Sheffield City Region Local Economic Partnership

“The Sheffield City Region LEP is very pleased to be partnering with Common Purpose on the Sheffield edition of its global Legacy campaign. Legacy will bring 100 young Sheffielders from a wide range of backgrounds together to talk about some of the most important issues we are facing today. They will have the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of people, share ideas, have their voices heard, and, most importantly, make the leaders and key stakeholders from today listen to how young people want to shape the future and drive change”

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Why take part?

Sheffield150 is your opportunity to come together as a generation and think through what your generation’s legacy will be. As part of a highly diverse group of peers, you will tackle real social challenges facing the Sheffield City Region and develop Cultural Intelligence in the process – the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures.

What is the application process?

The application process for Sheffield150 involves answering one question which reflects your passion for leadership and your city. This question can be answered by whichever means feels most comfortable to you, be it written, video submission, a piece of artwork, song or photograph – however you best feel you can express your desire to take responsibility for the legacy of the Sheffield City Region.

What happens on Sheffield150?

You’ll join a group of 100 people in the Sheffield City Region to tackle a pressing challenge your city faces: This year’s challenge is: How do we act together to transform the Sheffield city region into a cleaner, greener place for all by 2047?

You’ll come together online to investigate issues, collaborate, hold difficult conversations and work up ideas. You’ll test, refine and present your ideas to leaders in the Sheffield City Region.

Sheffield150 is intergenerational, giving you the opportunity to work with around 30 established leaders from across the city, who act as group advisors, speakers and immersion hosts. The established leaders benefit from seeing the world through your eyes - the next generation.

Nicola Hartley, Executive Director for People & Organizational Development, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

"We are delighted to support the Legacy programme that allows our colleagues to work out of their comfort zone and challenge current practices so that they can make significant improvements in their personal development as well as meet other professionals from across the region."


Dates? Future dates TBC

Where? 4 hours each day online. All sessions are on Zoom.

Who can apply? Young leaders aged 18-25 living, working or studying in Sheffield City Region.

How much does it cost? Sheffield150 is free.

Volunteer for Sheffield150

We are looking for leaders from all backgrounds to contribute to Sheffield150 – sharing their insight and, in the process, seeing their city or country through the eyes of the next generation. We need speakers, panellists, mentors and immersion hosts. If you want to be a contributor, sign up below.