Our 30 Years of giving

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary we have launched a new community fund in celebration of this landmark year!

We were founded in 1986 to support voluntary and community organisations dedicated to improving their local communities.

Donate now to help us make our 30th year one to remember >

The Community Foundation movement originated in America over 100 years ago and its success and ‘local help for local people’ values has seen it become a worldwide movement. On a national level there are 48 Community Foundations in the UK which in 2014 alone, distributed over £65m in grant funding.

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All of our funding goes directly to supporting community organisations and charities and ensuring we can continue our work as a local charity too. This new fund directly supports the local community organisations and initiatives that are tackling the biggest issues local people face right now.

We aim to:

  • support children and young people facing disadvantage
  • create healthy, active & safer communities
  • help people in crisis

Find out how to apply here > 

“What is great about the 30 year fund is that once groups start benefiting, the people who donate to the fund will be able to say, ‘I did that’. We all know that we have need in our community, the same as everywhere else and this is a really simple way to help your own.”  – Julie MacDonald, SYCF Trustee

We have been giving for 30 years. Now is your chance to join in and give back to your local community. Whether you are thinking of giving £3 or £300, rest assured that your donation will go to supporting someone on your doorstep.

If you are thinking of getting active with some fundraising this year then why not head to our JustGiving page by clicking the link below and fund-raise for our 30th Anniversary Fund?

Please donate £3/ £30 /£300 /£3000 by clicking the donate button below.

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or text: SYCF30 £3 to 70070 to donate now!


Thank you for your support.

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To find out more about how you can give local please visit the 'Give' section of our website or get in touch direct by calling 0114 242 4857.