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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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2016 is a big year for SYCF…

It’s a year which marks our 30 years of grant making in South Yorkshire. In that time we have awarded over £26m to over 8200 community projects like yours.  We would like to celebrate our 30th Anniversary by launching a …

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Sheffield Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Partnership and Awareness Raising Event

An event to build partnership working for raising awareness and prevention of FGM, and to provide an opportunity to help shape the services and support for people and communities affected in Sheffield.

Event details: 26th May 2016 9.30am – 2.00pm …

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And our new Chair is…James Newman!

We are pleased to announce the former Chairman of the Sheffield City Region LEP, James Newman, is to be appointed as Chair at our AGM in May.

The Chair is responsible for the overall direction of South Yorshire’s Community Foundation …

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Charities given ‘last chance’ on fundraising – our response

Following the Etherington Review and the announcement that UK charities’ fundraising activities could be controlled by law through the use of a Fundraising Regulator, SYCF gives its response on how important it is that charities engage with donors and potential …

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Do you work with someone from the military community?

In September 2014 SYCF, Action Ltd and MIND with the support of Sheffield City Council set up a project called Take2. It is a support project for Veterans, Former Service Personnel and Early Service Leavers which delivers holistic packages of …

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Celebrating 30 years of giving

We are celebrating our 30th year supporting local communities and as a grant making charity, we are kicking off our celebrations by launching a new fund programme for the benefit of local people!

SYCF was founded in 1986 to support …

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Working Together for Sheffield

A day of debate and action planning for the Voluntary and community sector in Sheffield.

As a sector we face enormous challenges and this event is about finding our own solutions. This is an opportunity to explore how we can …

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Find out more about a new funding opportunity for Barnsley Community Organisations at an upcoming event!

You may be able to benefit from the new Park Spring Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund.

Grants from £500 to £10,000 are available for community or voluntary organisations, locally run charities or local schools and colleges.

Priority will be given …

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Have you heard the news? Sport Relief Community Cash is up for grabs!

For the first time we are distributing Sport Relief Community Cash to communities in South Yorkshire. The funding is available for a limited time only and will award grants of between £500 – £1,000 to eligible community groups.

Grants will …

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