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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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Have an adventure with the Ethel Trust

The Ethel Trust is a unique charity which helps local people enjoy the forgotten pleasure of exploring the South Yorkshire waterways on their community barge. Run entirely by volunteers, the trust works with people of all ages and runs a flagship project for disadvantaged young people. The “Unlocking Confidence Afloat” project works with young people […]

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Big changes at the top for SYCF!

James Newman, the former Chairman of the Sheffield City Region LEP, has now officially taken over as Chairman of South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) one of the largest charities in Yorkshire. The new chairman took up his position in May for an initial five year term, replacing Giles Bloomer, OBE DL, who has stood down […]

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We have moved!

The SYCF team has made the move to a brand new office. It has been a busy few days but we will be back up and running as normal from Tuesday 21st June. For our new address and some helpful directions please go to our Contact Us page.  

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Community Foundations are ‘the UK’s best-kept secret – but that’s no compliment’

In a recent piece for Third Sector Magazine, the Chief Executive of UK Community Foundations, Fabian French, comments on the importance of raising the network’s profile. With continuing funding cuts from the government, he concedes that the sums that Foundations currently raise are not enough to meet the sheer extent of the local need. It is […]

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