Vital Signs

We are proud to launch our Vital Signs Report for 2017. Vital Signs is an initiative which identifies key issues affecting local communities across the UK. Our report focuses on South Yorkshire and identifies the key issues that need to be addressed. 

As a grant-making charity, we have a responsibility to ensure our funding is going to the most prominent needs in our communities and having the most impact. Through our Vital Signs reporting,  we understand the issues local people are facing so we can work to support communities to tackle them.

We aim to: 

• report on the vitality of South Yorkshire communities through the combination of community views and local and national statistics

• highlight priority social issues for our region to allow for more targeted interventions

• propose ways in which local philanthropy can be directed to respond to social needs in the future

Read the full report here –

Vital Signs 2017

Vital Signs reporting is undertaken each year by Community Foundations across the UK. You can find out more about the results in other regions, here.


We aim to spark discussions, encourage connections,
create partnerships and inspire action.

Find out more about Vital Signs

For more information about Vital Signs please get in touch with Sonia by the contact details below.