Case studies

Milefield Primary School

Milefield Primary School was founded in 1993 and is located in Grimethorpe. The school currently has around 250 pupils, 15 teaching staff and 13 support staff. They provide education for pupils from Reception up until year six. As well as providing high-quality education to their pupils, they also provide and promote a variety of extra-curricular […]

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Ben’s Centre for Vulnerable People

Founded in 1999 by a local police officer, the centre provides a place of sanctuary and stability for vulnerable and excluded street drinkers and drug users in Sheffield. In August 2017, Ben’s Centre received a grant of £4,498 to extend their outreach hours each week. £750 from the Hugh & Ruby Sykes Distribution Fund contributed […]

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Open Kitchen Social Club

Based in Sheffield, the social club opens it’s doors every Monday and welcomes anyone along. They can join in cooking, playing games and enjoying a hot meal. The club began as a resource for asylum seekers to socialise and to gain support from volunteers. Organisers soon opened it up to anyone who wanted to come […]

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Begun in 2015, TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) was set up to benefit people learning English as a second language in Barnsley. All lessons are delivered for free to asylum seekers and £2 is asked of those who are on a steady income. The recent funding of £1,500 from the Stanley […]

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Dance Stars

Dancestars in Sheffield offers opportunities to dance to children and young people with learning disabilities. Participants learn dance routines to pop songs, exercise and socialise. Funding of £1,610 from the Grant Thornton Community First Endowment Fund and the Grant Thornton Grassroots Endowment Fund for South Yorkshire has enabled Dancestars to fund tutor and venue costs […]

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Activate Rawmarsh

Activate Rawmarsh was set up in 2012 to provide support and activities to bring out the skills, employability and confidence in local people. The centre provides support ranging from affordable child care to enable people to find work more easily, to employment skills training, C.V. writing and help with job searches. Recent funding of £1,000 […]

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