Case studies

Elsecar Heritage Railway

Elsecar Heritage Railway was established in 2002 by a group of dedicated volunteers determined to reopen the railway line, closed after the miners’ strikes in the mid eighties. Since then, the railway line has been part opened and become a popular local attraction as a part of the Elsecar Heritage Centre. Ran entirely by volunteers […]

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Home-Start South Yorkshire

Home-Start works across South Yorkshire to support struggling families. For parents dealing with isolation, unemployment, domestic violence, disability, mental health issues and much more, Home-Start is a lifeline. A recent grant of £4,981 from the Young People into Employment Fund for South Yorkshire has funded a new learning programme for young parents under 25 in […]

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Smile a While Health and Social Group

Smile a While was set up twelve years ago by a nurse who recognised the need for a project to help socially isolated adults and elderly people struggling with physical and/or mental health difficulties. The group provides a safe environment for individuals to meet, create new friendships and learn new skills. Smile a While is […]

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Sheffield Samaritans

The Samaritans work across the country to provide essential support to people suffering from emotional distress and suicidal thoughts and actions, with the aim of preventing death by suicide. They do this by providing a support network through being available 24 hours a day, reaching out to at-risk groups and raising awareness and influencing public […]

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Outcasts Cricket Club

The Outcasts Cricket Club based in Crowle in North Lincolnshire are dedicated to bringing the local community together through cricket. They run six teams, including senior and junior teams and play regular league and casual games at their Hirst Priory grounds. The club recently benefited from funding from the Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits […]

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The Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy

The Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy works within the University of Sheffield, recruiting second-year students to boost their professional skills. The Academy was established in response to employers’ concerns about gaps in the skill sets of engineering graduates. By equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge at undergraduate level, the Academy seeks to prepare students […]

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Silence Breakers Media

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 keeps the enterprise on track, supporting disadvantaged people. Recent grant funding from the Young People […]

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Doncaster Foster Carers

This Foster Carers Association is made up of local foster carer volunteers, who work together to provide activities for the children under their care. They aim to prevent exclusion and deprivation by giving children opportunities to socialise and enjoy themselves. Founded in 2014 and with members caring for an average of 200 children aged between […]

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Harthill Village Hall

Harthill Village Hall serves as a “community hub” and is used nearly every day by up to 30 different groups. A mother and toddler group, over 60s club, fitness classes and indoor bowls and many more use the space. In addition to regular groups, the hall also hosts several ‘one-off’ events, such as charity fundraisers, […]

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Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club was founded in 1942 as an all boys club until it expanded in the 1970s to include girls too. It now works as an umbrella organisation working with youth clubs and schools across South Yorkshire, running a range of activity programmes. Recent funding of £1,500 from the Grant Thornton Grassroots Endowment […]

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