MASKK is a growing local charity, started in 1999 by local people, that provides a range of activities for children and families in the Manor and Castle area of Sheffield. Our services include affordable childcare, kids clubs, family activities, short breaks for children with disabilities, events and volunteering opportunities.


In July 1999, a public meeting was held at Manor Community Shop to look into whether there was a demand for an after school club in the Manor area. After consultation with the public and advice from Sheffield Out of School Network, the club opened in September 2000 in the Standhouse centre and stayed there until 2001 when the project moved in to the purpose built Manor Community Childcare Centre. We remained in the childcare centre until 2013, when we moved to The Steel Inn, where we currently reside.
Throughout the years MASKK has changed and developed into what it is now. We became a registered charity in 2010 and since then started to deliver many more projects. We are governed by a Constitution and lead by a group of Trustees.
Our Charity was set up with a purpose in mind, with a mission statement, aims and objectives.

To the right is a small selection of our partners. Click here to find our full list of partners!


“To work towards the enhancement of the lives of the local children living in the Manor area aged 5 and over regardless of wealth, religion, gender, race, background or ability.”

Our Senior Team

Our team work hard with various projects. Here we list project leads with contact information for you

Become a Volunteer

Volunteering for local groups and charities is a great way of giving back to the local community. MASKK believe that volunteers should receive something back in return and in addition to the great feeling you get from being part of a child’s life we offer a volunteer training package.

Would you like to work with children and spend a session having fun and joining in with games and activities? Yes. Here, you are welcome to join our team and you can support us as a parent helper, volunteer or Trustee.



At MASKK we deliver an ever increasing range of projects. Below are the key projects, click on each to learn more

Let’s Play

Let’s Play is MASKK’s wider community arm. MASKK deliver a variety of activities that encourage children and families to play

Short Breaks

MASKK work with Sheffield City Council to provide fun clubs and activities for children with disabilities or additional support needs.


MASKK are able to provide fun and playful, childcare for children aged 4 to 15 and currently have limited places


The majority of MASKK services are delivered thanks to small donations and grants. However, the availability of such grants is becoming reduced. Although we apply for lager grants, these will often only fund new and unique projects, and not the ongoing work of successful projects such as our Lets Play and Stay & Plays.

We are therefore seeking to raise £10,000.00 per year that will enable us to cover our basic of delivering ongoing quality services and activities without being as reliant on grants and you can help! We have created options for people to support from £2 per month upto £100 per month, so if you're a parent who's child attends and benefits from our sessions and you wish to support or a if you're a local business wanting to give something back to the community then there is a button for you. What's more, if you're a UK tax payer we can claim Gift Aid on top of your donation! Why not give MASKK a Christmas Gift of £5, this will help us to provide a variety of Christmas parties and events to support all our families. Click Here to donate £5 today.

For one off donations using Pay Pal you can click the donate button below and pick your own amount:

Support a Place from £2 per month
  • £2 = Supports our core running costs
  • £5 = Would sponsor 1 of our 400 places per month at our Let's Play sessions
  • £10 = Would sponsor 2 of our 400 places per month at our Let's Play sessions
  • £20 = Would sponsor 1 space each week at our Let's Play sessions
Sponsor a Session from £30 per month
  • £30 = Would sponsor 1 hours activity per month at our Let's Play sessions
  • £55 = Would sponsor 1 Let's Play session per month
  • In return, you'll be added to our mailing lists for latest news letters and invited to special events to see what impact your donation is having
Sponsor our Organisation from £100 per month
  • £100 = Support our organisation's core costs including insurance, telephones and printing
  • £150 = Contribute towards our room hire and rental costs
  • £200 = Contribute towards our core staffing enabling further development and creation of new projects and services
  • All people and businesses sponsoring this amount will receive newsletters, updates and be featured on our supporters page

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Contact Info

Please use the details below to contact us.

  • MASKK, The Steel Inn, 135 Harborough Avenue, Sheffield S2 1QR
  • Playcare: 07784 838 169 | Short Breaks: 07784 819587 | Sensory Explorers & Let's Play: 07761 492377
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