Cooking on a budget course for Shiregreen residents

Shiregreen families can learn how to cook and eat healthily without busting the budget, thanks to free workshops starting later this month.

Sanctuary Housing has teamed up with Sheffield City Council to organise a six-week cooking on a budget course, running at Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre on Mondays from 9am until 11am, with a free crèche also on offer.

The sessions will teach participants how to prepare and cook a range of healthy, low-cost dishes, as well as giving some background about the science of cooking different foods and enhancing maths skills through budget planning.

Residents interested in booking one of the limited places can come along to a free sign-up session at the centre on Monday 12 November at 9am, with the course starting the week after.

The partnership between Sanctuary and Sheffield City Council will also see ‘Big Cook Little Cook’ workshops taking place during the February half-term, where local adults will be able to create tasty meals with their children.

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Melanie King, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to offer these sessions to our residents after the success of previous family cooking projects.

“One of the main aims of the course is to equip Shiregreen locals with the skills to cook confidently with their families, and learn more about the science and maths behind cooking.”

Karen Hanson, from Sheffield City Council’s family learning team, added: “Knowing how to prepare healthy, low-budget food is an important skill that’s useful for everybody to be familiar with.”

For more information about the cooking on a budget course, contact Karen Hanson by emailing

This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.


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