Covid-19 Response Fund

SYCF and community foundations across the country are working with the National Emergencies Trust (NET) to make sure resources reach the community groups and charities which are already doing incredible work to save lives and relieve hardship in the present situation. If you’d like to contribute to this fund, please visit the National Emergencies Trust website >

SYCF will be distributing money raised through the NET appeal to local community groups and charities across South Yorkshire.

Depending on monies raised, priority will be given in the first instance to:

– Groups that support the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained

– Groups and activities that support vulnerable people self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions etc)

– support for food banks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger

– community response coordination

– volunteer costs for new and existing organisations responding to the effect of the pandemic.

– additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community

– additional support as required for emotional support, mental health and bereavement support

Secondarily, and if funds allow:
– support to counter the loss of contract income and fundraising for organisations providing support for vulnerable groups

More details, including information about how to apply, with be released in the coming days, so please check this page regularly over the next week.