Sponsor: Green Estate

Green Estate is part of the family of third sector organisations that operate from the Manor and Castle areas in South Sheffield. Our story started in 1998 when our inner city area, like many others, was suffering some of the worst effects of social, economic and environmental poverty. However, although in an appalling state at the time it was clear that this area itself had an exceptional history and heritage plus significant areas of uncared for green spaces. This inspired us to take on the role of stewards to what we called ‘our Green Estate’.

The idea was pretty simple – if the relationship between the land and people were made to work again, just as they would in a country estate, we could bring life back to the green deserts and make the green environment a valued and productive asset.

Making an inner city estate as attractive and successful as say, the Chatsworth Estate, is perhaps a slightly large ambition but every year the goal doesn’t seem quite so far off.

Today we employ over 35 staff without any subsidy. We woven together competitive commercial services with many other landscape, cultural and social initiatives, which together contribute to a more satisfactory approach to management of inner city land and which make a real difference to our neighbourhood.

Green Estate have contributed one film to the 24/7 Filmmaking Challenge

Film 6 – Chatsworth vs Innercity

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