A fund helping people for over 165 years

The Deakin & Withers Fund was established in 1852 by Sheffield businessman Thomas Deakin. His aim was to help women who weren’t supported enough by society. As the fund was founded on ‘Victorian Values’ befitting the time the fund was created, it has had to change to still be relevant in the modern world. Yet, […]

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Arts and culture at the latest SY100 event

Our latest SY100 networking event was in partnership with the wonderful, Artistic Spectrum. The not for profit organisation works with people of all ages who are on the autistic spectrum, through art therapy. Thanks to them, we were able to show a breathtaking display of artwork on the night from their ‘Famous Faces’ series. SYCF […]

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In memory of Sir Hugh Neill

We are saddened by the news that Sir Hugh Neill, a Founder Trustees of South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation, died on Sunday November 5th, aged 96. Sir Hugh Neill signed the Trust Deed which created the Foundation in 1986. The people and communities across the region who we have been able to support since then, are […]

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Apply to the Youth Social Action Fund

The Youth Social Action Fund has been launched to fund opportunities and skills development for young people, benefitting local people and places. Community groups across South Yorkshire can apply for up to £5,000 from the fund if they are working in this area, before the deadline of Tuesday 24th October. The fund prioritises groups which […]

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Local family begins their journey of giving

A local family has given a lasting gift to the community they love. Jonathan Hunt OBE and his family have joined together to set up an Acorn fund, which will grow over the years into a long-lasting gift to South Yorkshire and create a legacy for the Hunt family. The Jonathan Hunt Family Acorn Fund […]

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Funding help for community groups in Barnsley

The launch of a new service is set to help communities across Barnsley access funding to run a range of activities. Barnsley Council has worked with South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau (SYFAB) to provide a Funding Advice Coordinator for the area. Karen Walke will start her new position this month, working with groups across the […]

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New faces join the SYCF board

SYCF is lucky enough to have a talented board of trustees. Unfortunately every few years we say goodbye to a few members but this also brings opportunity for new faces and fresh ideas. This year we are sad to say goodbye to Cllr Jackie Drayton of Sheffield City Council and Frank Carter OBE, after ten […]

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Former SYCF trustee becomes our latest philanthropy match challenge partner!

After 10 years as a trustee of South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation, Frank Carter OBE couldn’t leave without a final gift to the Foundation and to South Yorkshire. Frank is the latest individual to take part in our Philanthropy Catalyst Match Challenge which is available thanks to the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation. The catalyst provides […]

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Complete our Community Consultation Survey

We want to give our communities a voice! SYCF is currently conducting a community consultation which will form a part of our Vital Signs Report. Vital Signs will comprise of a detailed analysis of existing data and the collection of data from yourselves to form a well rounded, objective picture of the local situation, priorities […]

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Businesses supporting their communities the right way

Business leaders and entrepreneurs have been finding out more about local charity South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF), over beers! The Foundation organised a beer tasting networking evening at Sentinel Brewery in Sheffield city centre to encourage local businesses to become more involved in charities within their communities. Chief Executive of Webmart and SY100 Ambassador, Simon […]

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