Case studies

Join In Local Life (JILL)

Often in a bustling community, isolation can be missed. People are so busy with their own lives that they forget that others may not also have a supportive network of friends and family. It is easier to miss also when individuals feel as though they don’t fit in within their community and so struggle to […]

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Dearne Electronic Community Village

In 2009, a group began that changed the lives of residents in Thurnscoe for the better. Recognising the long-term impact of mine closures and redundancies, the Dearne Electronic Community Village stepped in to support local residents. When local mines closed, many residents of Thurnscoe felt the impact. The thriving community became quiet and unemployment rose. […]

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Abundance Sheffield

Established in 2007, Abundance is a volunteer-run organisation which rescues, shares, cooks and processes fruit and vegetables which would otherwise go to waste from all across Sheffield. Abundance picks fruit trees and ensures that 10% of the fruit is left for wildlife. The rest is distributed to food banks, lunch clubs and similar groups and […]

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Harthill with Woodall Parish Council

The Parish Council was set up in 1950 to support the local community. The council, which is ran entirely by a small team of volunteers, works hard to improve their village by supporting local groups, running events and activities and ensuring that community assets such as the Harthill Village Hall and the Leisure Centre can […]

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Breaking Beats

Since its conception in 2014, Breaking Beats has grown exponentially to become a well recognised and respected group which looks out for young people across South Yorkshire. Drawing on a range of creative arts, Breaking Beats works informally and in an approachable way with young people to encourage them to engage with their projects. There […]

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Barnsley YMCA

Founded in 1950, Barnsley YMCA has a strong legacy of supporting children from a variety of backgrounds throughout their lives. Essentially a youth centre, the YMCA seeks to provide a wealth of opportunities for children of all ages. With grant funding of £1,308 from the Neil and Julie MacDonald Grassroots Endowment Fund for South Yorkshire, […]

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