The Gardeners Rest Pub

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A unique and much-loved base for a diverse community of individuals and groups

Organisation type

Community owned pub


Neepsend, Sheffield

Award date

September 2017

Key objectives & Outcomes

Grant purpose

The grant helped the Gardeners Rest Community Society to purchase their pub and preserve it as an activity centre, music venue and art exhibition space, as well as a pub.

Broad community impact

The pub offers employment and training for people with learning disabilities and mental health disorders working with charity 'Yes 2 Ventures'. It's used by art groups, sports teams, local history groups and faith groups.

Accountable to the community

The property and the pub are owned by the community. Most of the 382 shareholders are regulars and the one member one vote policy so that each shareholder has an equal say.