Case studies

Harthill Tea Day Social Club

Harthill Tea Day Social Club is a community group which run fortnightly tea days for elderly people in Harthill, Tiverton and the surrounding areas, as well as also arranging trips for their members. The group has been running for 67 years and was originally set up as an over 60s social club in 1951. More […]

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Thorne Old People’s Welfare Centre

Thorne Old People’s Welfare Centre is a local facility that was established in 1965 after the building was donated to a member of the community. It is to this day solely owned by trustees. The centre provides facilities for the local community and is working towards sustainability through renting the centre’s rooms. The centre helps […]

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How the Deakin & Withers Fund helps individuals

Jane (not her real name)  received a grant of £1,017 from the Deakin and Withers fund after having been widowed at the age of 60 and was struggling to pay for the funeral expenses of her late husband. Jane at the time was living on a bare minimum income whilst she attended college three times a […]

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Milefield Primary School

Milefield Primary School was founded in 1993 and is located in Grimethorpe. The school currently has around 250 pupils, 15 teaching staff and 13 support staff. They provide education for pupils from Reception up until year six. As well as providing high-quality education to their pupils, they also provide and promote a variety of extra-curricular […]

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Ben’s Centre for Vulnerable People

Founded in 1999 by a local police officer, the centre provides a place of sanctuary and stability for vulnerable and excluded street drinkers and drug users in Sheffield. In August 2017, Ben’s Centre received a grant of £4,498 to extend their outreach hours each week. £750 from the Hugh & Ruby Sykes Distribution Fund contributed […]

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Open Kitchen Social Club

Based in Sheffield, the social club opens it’s doors every Monday and welcomes anyone along. They can join in cooking, playing games and enjoying a hot meal. The club began as a resource for asylum seekers to socialise and to gain support from volunteers. Organisers soon opened it up to anyone who wanted to come […]

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TESOL UK

Begun in 2015, TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) was set up to benefit people learning English as a second language in Barnsley. All lessons are delivered for free to asylum seekers and £2 is asked of those who are on a steady income. The recent funding of £1,500 from the Stanley […]

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Dance Stars

Dancestars in Sheffield offers opportunities to dance to children and young people with learning disabilities. Participants learn dance routines to pop songs, exercise and socialise. Funding of £1,610 from the Grant Thornton Community First Endowment Fund and the Grant Thornton Grassroots Endowment Fund for South Yorkshire has enabled Dancestars to fund tutor and venue costs […]

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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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