RUBIC is a new project that works to build community cohesion in Sheffield and stands for respect and understanding: building inclusive communities.

The project is a four-way partnership between Chilypep, MESH Mediation Sheffield, City of Sanctuary Sheffield and Who Is Your Neighbour and will run until 2020.

We believe that young people can play a vital role in improving cohesion and creating peace in their communities.

That’s why Chilypep will specifically be working with young people in North Sheffield to train them to become Young Community Leaders. Their role will be to help heal tensions between different ethnic groups, communities and nationalities helping them become anchors for other young people in their community.

Chilypep will also be working to create a support group for young refugees and asylum seekers in Sheffield.

Working with our partners the Rubic project will take a holistic approach to improving integration and easing tensions surrounding community cohesion in Sheffield using safe space community dialogues, awareness raising sessions, support groups and the Community Leaders programme.

If you’d like to know more, please contact Rubic project co-ordinator Laura Abbott by email on

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