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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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The new Youth Social Action Fund has launched in South Yorkshire!

We are thrilled to finally be able to say that our Youth Social Action Fund is now open! Big Lottery Fund and Department of Culture, Media & Sport are each investing £20 million seed funding over four years to create the #iwill fund. [Pears Foundation / Comic Relief / UK Community Foundation] are acting as […]

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In dedication of Ian Paisley

Sadly, we have learned of the death of a former SYFAB employee, Ian Paisley. South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau (SYFAB) is our partner organisation which is dedicated to bringing funding opportunities and training to local community organisations. Ian worked in both Rotherham and Barnsley as a local development worker, and over the years supported large […]

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An fund for individuals in need

Our Deakin and Withers fund is a fund programme which goes back many years. It is specifically for the benefit of female church members – who find themselves in difficult financial times. Although this is not a crisis fund, it is designed for the relief of persons who are in need, suffering hardship or distress. We […]

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Our Chairman receives top honour!

James Newman has been awarded an OBE for services to Business, economy and charity in Yorkshire. The recently appointed Chair of South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) charity and former Chair of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board, is thrilled at the honour. The former Master Cutler and current chairman of Finance Yorkshire, […]

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Breaking the silence on IT exclusion

Sheffield award winning social enterprise, Silence Breakers Media is doing its best to put a stop to digital exclusion. Based in Kelham Island Quarter, Silence Breakers is run by founder and managing director Jay Baker, who alongside a small team keeps the enterprise on track, supporting disadvantaged people. Recent grant funding from the Young People […]

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A Night to Remember for SYCF!

Leading local charity, South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF), have celebrated a milestone year with a night to remember. Celebrating their 30th Anniversary year supporting local people in South Yorkshire, the charity marked the achievement with a big evening reception with over 150 people attending, hosted by the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire. Taking place at […]

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Building a Stronger Britain Together Event coming up on Friday 30th September

An event encouraging community groups working in community cohesion is coming up on Friday 30th September. Read below for more information: The Home Office aims to build a partnership between government and groups working to promote cohesion and tackle extremism in their communities. Through the Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) programme, groups can apply […]

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Our fund managers reveal the secrets to grant funding!

Right now funding for local charities and community organisations can be hard to come by. In a time of constant cuts and financial struggles for businesses and individuals alike, it is easy to understand why looking for grant funding might seem like a waste of time. Local charity South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) is changing […]

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