SYCF AGM - 2012
15th May 2012
SYCF HELD their AGM in Rotherham Town Hall last week, hosted by Leader of Rotherham MBC, Cllr Roger Stone, a long-term supporter of the Foundation's work.
He said: "It is a privilege to welcome you all to your AGM. The South Yorkshire Community Foundation plays a vital role in supporting local community and voluntary groups across the whole of South Yorkshire."
Two stunning presentations from Kimberworth Park over 50s club and Just Another Dance Event (JADE) demonstrated the breadth of achievements being seen in our communities delivered by small local voluntary and community groups to young and old alike.
Left: Shelia Walker and Anne Carlin from Kimberworth Park over 50's club. Right: Chairman Jonathan Hunt listening to Sam Oldroyd's presentation on JADE.
JADE works with over 700 young people a week, offering a fun and supportive environment to learn and socialise in. They provide a drop in centre, events and activities and are currently helping to promote drug, alcohol and sexual awareness at their own events and with over 60 local schools.
Sam Oldroyd, managing director said: "We engage with and get these kids thinking, and we address the issues that they face rather than ignoring them."
The Foundation has been delivering grants and support to South Yorkshire communities since 1986 and at the end of September 2011 was managing 136 donor funds amounting to £8,244,605. Of these, 39 funds were managed on behalf of corporate supporters (£1,022,799), 85 funds were managed on behalf of private individuals and philanthropists (£5,944,884) and 12 funds were managed on behalf of public bodies, lottery and other trusts (£1,276,922). Almost £6.5m of these funds are endowment funds, where the income is being used to support community groups year on year while the capital is preserved to provide income for future generations needs.
During the 18 months to 30th September 2011, the foundation delivered £1,769,903 in grants and support to South Yorkshire Communities.
Pauline Grice, Chief Executive of SYCF said: "Going forward, the Foundation plans to continue to grow the endowments to benefit present and future local communities and to continue to deliver support to groups that are making a huge difference locally, improving aspirations, tackling disadvantage and fostering hope against the ongoing backdrop of economic challenges we all face. We are delighted at the inspiring achievements shown by Jade and by Kimberworth Park over 50s club and look forward to supporting more, high achieving groups like these in future."