New year, new home for SYCF

For five years, Riverside Works has been home for South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation.

However, the beginning of 2022 will usher in a new and exciting change as we say farewell to our home of five years and move into a …

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Press release: Brushing away Blue Monday blues with mental health positivity

For immediate release – 17th January 2022

Blue Monday is marked in the calendar as the most gloomiest day of the year and South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) wanted to share how funding of community groups focusing on mental health …

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Pregnancy: Your experience, your voice, your views

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation has been commissioned by the Integrated Care System for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, to conduct a study which would look at the experience of birth of women based in the local area.

Information collected through this …

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Changes to our Board and Staff team

Board of Trustees

As the year draws to an end, South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) are saying farewell to some of our wonderful Trustees, amidst other changes in the composition of our Board.

Professor Dame Hilary Chapman (pictured, above) …

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Gulliver’s Valley and SYCF arrange magical moments for South Yorkshire families

17th December 2021

For immediate release

More than 100 South Yorkshire families have been treated to two magical evenings of festive fun at Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park Resort.

The Rotherham theme park resort invited South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) and …

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SY100 in 2021

The SY100 network brings together businesses and individuals wanting to support their local communities and build a stronger South Yorkshire.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

This year has seen the start of a new event series called ‘Building Sustainable Communities’. …

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How community foundations are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

This new report by UK Community Foundations looks at how the place-based community foundation model aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By thinking globally, and acting locally, the report shows how funders can enable local charities …

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Mayor’s Fund backs South Yorkshire groups with huge cash injection

Press release – 12th November

For immediate release

Health and wellbeing in South Yorkshire has been boosted by the distribution of £185,000 to over twenty community groups, from a fund by the Mayor of South Yorkshire, Dan Jarvis, working with …

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UK Community Foundations benefitting from SYFAB training sessions

South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau (SYFAB) is part of South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation, and has been offering advice, support and training on funding to voluntary sector groups for thirty years, with an Exemplar rating by the UKCF Quality Accreditation

Over …

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Almost half a million pounds available to support mental and physical health through Green Social Prescribing

Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, we all spent more time at home than ever before. For many, this meant being able to explore their local area and appreciate the nature around them. For others, this led to increased …

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Social Enterprise Exchange Conference “The Time Is Now”

Join Sheffield Social Enterprise Exchange for their conference titled “The Time is Now!” and explore what sustainability means to you and your social enterprise, or those you work with

The partners of the Social Enterprise Exchange have come together …

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Action needed to tackle South Yorkshire’s hidden needs

Press release – 6th October

For immediate release

A new report published by South Yorkshire Community Foundation (SYCF) has revealed the four most important needs across the region after a year dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vital Signs, using a …

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Remembering Pauline Grice

South Yorkshire Community Foundation (SYCF) is saddened to hear about the passing of our former Chief Executive Pauline Grice.

Pauline was Chief Executive for six years until 2013, during which time she received an MBE for her work running an …

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Generous donation helps debt advice service to continue to thrive

Press release – 24th September For immediate release

A debt advice service in Bentley, born out of the devastating floods in 2019 to help people with their finances, has benefitted from a charitable donation of £4,000 from Doncaster’s six local …

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South Yorkshire Mayor joins forces with Community Foundation to launch a new Fund

Press release 23rd August For immediate release

Community groups in South Yorkshire are being encouraged to apply for funding of up to £10,000 from a new grants programme launched by South Yorkshire Community Foundation (SYCF), with a significant financial pledge …

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Student Spotlight: Bismah Zubair

Find out more about the student placements who have been supporting South Yorkshire Community Foundation through a placement opportunity, gaining hands-on experience to aid their educational development.

Name: Bismah Zubair

Student at: Sheffield Hallam University

Studying: Psychology (2nd year)

Bismah …

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Remembering William Warrack

South Yorkshire Community Foundation sends its deepest condolences to the family of William Warrack, a former Trustee, who passed away recently

During his ten years involvement with the Foundation, William was Vice-Chairman and active on several committees. He retired from …

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Reflections on a service to say thank you to the NHS

Masoba Kromah, our Grants Administrator, was one of three people from South Yorkshire, invited to a service at St Paul’s Cathedral on the NHS’ 73rd birthday celebrations

In a service attended by NHS staff and leaders who played a pivotal …

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New report by UK Community Foundations examines the impact of the pandemic on voluntary and community sector and local communities

It looks at the practical steps that funders can take to ensure that their grant-making is responsive, effective and inclusive to local VCSOs.

It also showcases some of the innovative work happening in the community foundation network.

The main conclusions …

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SYCF’s Masoba to attend service at St Paul’s Cathedral for NHS birthday

Our Grants Administrator, Masoba Kromah, will be in attendance for a service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London as part of the 73rd birthday of the NHS, in what will be a thoughtful remembrance after a difficult year

Masoba was …

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