MASKK believe in working together with others, being honest about resources, sharing what we have and encouraging coproduction and delivery.
This means much of MASKK’s work is never in isolation and through our local, citywide and national links we are able to achieve far more than if we worked alone. As one local ‘team’ we can do so much more, supporting those who can learn from us while we in turn learn from those with more experience.
Below are just some of the partners and what together we have and can achieve. But this list isn’t limited, we are always open to explorering new ideas, get in touch if you would like to be involved.
Manor Church & Community Project (MCCP)
Our landlord at Temple Park Centre but far more involved than just renting us a room. MCCP involved MASKK in the initial design and consultation about the regeneration of the building, we helped to include the voices of local children and their families to help make the building what it is.
Ongoing we closely with their co-ordinator Lisa to support their day to day activities where we can and currently working together to bring new activities to the centre thanks to a grant from South Yorkshire Community Foundation.
During the school holidays Lisa invites our SEND Play & Lunch group to join the William Temple Lunch Club, bringing together multiple generations to share a meal.
Manor and Castle Development Trust (MCDT)
MCDT first became a key partner to MASKK in 2006, stepping in to provide at the time much needed advice, guidance and funding. Their Development Manager Diane Cairns became the Chair of Trustees for 10 years, mentoring Craig and over which time MASKK formed many new relationships.
Ongoing we work closely on projects including Healthy Holidays (HAF – Healthy Activities & Food), co-ordinating the local community network of organisations, local events, the SYNC project and MASKK are part of the decision making process of small grants MCDT issue across the community.
Manor Training and Resource Centre (MaTReC)
MaTReC and MASKK worked together on creating accredited training for those volunteering or working with children in the community. We regularly work together on other various projects too including the annual Pop Up Christmas Shop which supplies presents for children who otherwise might not receive one.
Sheffield Play Partnership
MASKK are one of the founding and leading members of a partnership that aims to bring together the sector and provide shared opportunities for development and support. This involes working closely with Pitsmoor Adventure Playground too. For more information visit sheffieldplay.org.uk
The Green Estate
Green Estate manage and maintain many of the local parks, including green flag awarded Manor Fields Park. Green Estate enable us to use the park for various events and activities including our Forest School sessions and Halloween event.
Green Estate involve MASKK and our children in consultation about their parks and playgrounds, giving the local children a voice and say.
Green Estate at their Manor Lodge site provide us with access to space and facilities too, welcoming us and our children to events and activities.
Friends of Manor Fields Park
The Friends Of are a volunteer group of local people who want to help improve the use and access of the park for the community. They meet bi monthly and are active in consulting local people and seeking funding for projects that help improve the park. Craig from MASKK provides his skills as Treasurer and Kim shares her skills and knowledge. MASKK and the Friends of Manor Fields Park host an annual Halloween event in the park which attended by a growing number of families.
The local theatres have been great in recent years, supporting us to create our Creative Thursdays and helping us to provide opportunities for children to become involved in the creative arts. Our children, with support from the theatre team, have created and performed their own shows on stage at the Crucible, part of the Together in the City events. You can see their latest performance here: https://www.maskk.org.uk/showtime-at-the-crucible/