Case studies

Activate Rawmarsh

Activate Rawmarsh was set up in 2012 to provide support and activities to bring out the skills, employability and confidence in local people. The centre provides support ranging from affordable child care to enable people to find work more easily, to employment skills training, C.V. writing and help with job searches. Recent funding of £1,000 […]

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Fishlake History Society

Fishlake History Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history of Fishlake village in Doncaster. Their aim is to record as much of it’s history they can and share it. Funding from the Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund of £1,296 enabled the society to cover the cost of hiring a professional photographer. […]

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Dearne Electronic Community Village

Dearne Electronic Community Village provides specialised support for local people. The DECV enable people to gain the IT and employment skills they need to improve their quality of life and get back into employment. The centre is open to everyone that needs support but currently, focuses on people who are unemployed. Recent funding of £7.395 […]

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Sharrow Community Forum

The Sharrow Community Forum is a charity working in one of the most deprived wards in Sheffield. Established in 1997 it has been working ever since to create community cohesion and to drive social change. Funding from the Ken and Janet Cooke Charitable Fund and the Liz & Terry Bramall Foundation Philanthropy Catalyst Endowment Fund […]

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Harthill Netball Club

This women’s netball club is based in the village of Harthill in Rotherham and is open to ladies who like to play in the local area. The club meets once a week to practice and aims to have a welcoming atmosphere, to encourage more people to get involved and get active. Since the club began […]

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Aurora Wellbeing Centre

Aurora Wellbeing Centres support local people and their families, who are living with cancer.  Anyone with a diagnosis is given free support, ranging from wellbeing programmes to beauty treatments to help with their self-esteem. Recent funding of £1,000 from the Doncaster Community First Endowment Fund has enabled the Aurora Wellbeing Doncaster Centre, to run Mindfulness […]

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Elsecar Heritage Railway

Elsecar Heritage Railway was established in 2002 by a group of dedicated volunteers determined to reopen the railway line, closed after the miners’ strikes in the mid eighties. Since then, the railway line has been part opened and become a popular local attraction as a part of the Elsecar Heritage Centre. Ran entirely by volunteers […]

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Home-Start South Yorkshire

Home-Start works across South Yorkshire to support struggling families. For parents dealing with isolation, unemployment, domestic violence, disability, mental health issues and much more, Home-Start is a lifeline. A recent grant of £4,981 from the Young People into Employment Fund for South Yorkshire has funded a new learning programme for young parents under 25 in […]

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Smile a While Health and Social Group

Smile a While was set up twelve years ago by a nurse who recognised the need for a project to help socially isolated adults and elderly people struggling with physical and/or mental health difficulties. The group provides a safe environment for individuals to meet, create new friendships and learn new skills. Smile a While is […]

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Sheffield Samaritans

The Samaritans work across the country to provide essential support to people suffering from emotional distress and suicidal thoughts and actions, with the aim of preventing death by suicide. They do this by providing a support network through being available 24 hours a day, reaching out to at-risk groups and raising awareness and influencing public […]

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