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Sheffield Environment Weeks started  as part of a national event sponsored by BT and run by the Civic Trust. Voluntary groups could apply for grant funding to put on events. Sheffield regularly obtained funding and put on a programme of events.

The national event ceased but Sheffield's continued to run, and it expanded to a week of events. The voluntary sector still ran and organised it up to about 1993, when it started to struggle. Sheffield City Council offered more support and took on the role of secretariat, this support has now been withdrawn and Environment Weeks is once again run solely by volunteers.

When the week of events became very crowded it was expanded to 2 weeks. But instead of groups spreading out events, more were put on. It went to a month long event in 2002.

2009 was our 25th Anniversary event and it was a great success. Around 78 groups put on 225 events over the specially extended 6 week period.

The year 2014 will see us celebration 30 years of Sheffield Environment Weeks.