South Yorkshire's Community Foundation helps individuals and businesses who want to give generously to support income generation for our wide-ranging grant programmes.

Giving - to community organisations and helping people, businesses to give - is what we have been passionate about for over 38 years.

Our year of Giving in 2023

  • £ 1769565

    Total distributed

  • £ 1713356

    Grants to organisations

  • £ 56209

    Grants to individuals


How we can help you give to South Yorkshire communities


Funding for community groups and individuals that delivers impact

Our Impact

Groups and organisations utilise funding to support activities and projects which make a positive difference to local communities.

South Yorkshire's Community Foundation gives money to initiatives which promote economic, social and physical and mental well-being, helping local people fulfil their potential. 

Visit our Case Studies page to read more about just some of the hundreds of community groups we've supported.

Barnsley YMCA

Children between ages five and eight years old have been supported by Barnsley YMCA, with grant funding providing activities to keep the little ones entertained and engaged.


Darfield Bowls Club

Read how Darfield Bowls Club renovated their venue to allow players to safely access the ground, including Harry who has a severe health diagnosis, to participate and be comfortable in the surroundings.


Blackburn Club for Young People

Funding from our Community Grants allowed the Blackburn Club For Young People to be able to bring in paid staff members with professional training to lead their sessions, delivering projects and activities for young people to keep them off the streets and away from anti-social behaviour.


Disability Sheffield

The weather has improved with the arrival of the sunshine and warm temperatures, ice creams are being enjoyed and it’s not long before school is out for the summer holidays. Disability Sheffield have been creating magical poetry thanks to SYCF funding which allowed the group to hire tutors to lead the creative sessions.


News & Updates

High Sheriff’s accolade for community impact
Natalie Harrison

High Sheriff’s accolade for community impact

The commitment and dedication of South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) team has been recognised with a prestigious certificate of achievement.

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Vital Signs with the Doncaster & District Deaf Society
Rachael Farrell

Vital Signs with the Doncaster & District Deaf Society

Michelle Dickinson and Rachael Farrell, the Foundation’s very own dynamic duo, visited the Doncaster & District Deaf Society to conduct a community consultation as a part of their Vital Signs Research.


Laying the foundations for lasting change
Natalie Harrison

Laying the foundations for lasting change

Putting the spotlight on long-term SYCF supporter, Henry Boot, and highlighting just some of the projects the company has funded and the positive impact it has made as a dedicated donor.


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