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£600 donation to SYCF by Fishlake Flood Book Group

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) would like to thank Fishlake Flood Book Group, who in a recent letter to our Chief Executive Ruth Willis, confirmed the donation of over £600 to support people affected by flooding, through the sales …

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2022 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation are delighted to read community groups who have received funding from our Grants programmes, have given a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

Our warmest congratulations to:

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Press release: Local community groups set to bring in Queen’s Jubilee with style thanks to funding

For Immediate Release – 27th May

Community groups across South Yorkshire are set to benefit from over £113,000 funding from South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) to deliver creative and cultural celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee taking place next week.

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Celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in South Yorkshire

Community groups across South Yorkshire are set to bring in Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in style from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June.

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation has given over £113,000 funding to community groups to deliver creative and …

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RWE’s Tween Bridge Wind Farm supporting local communities

The Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund supports the Fishlake Festival Jubilee Celebration Grants are available to support Jubilee Celebrations in Thorne and Moorends, Hatfield, Hatfield Woodhouse, Sandtoft, Fosterhouses, Stainforth, Ealand, Fishlake, Crowle and Sandtoft

South Yorkshire’s Community …

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£220,000 awarded to support development of community volunteering opportunities

14th April

Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service, in collaboration with Bassetlaw Action Centre, Centre Place, Inspire , Junction Arts, Mansfield CVS, Rhubarb Farm, South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation and Voluntary Action Doncaster, is to receive £220,000 to support development of …

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What does good patient and public involvement look like?

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation is working with South Yorkshire ICS (NHS) to seek patient feedback in shaping the NHS People and Communities Strategy (which is the name of their involvement and engagement strategy).

The NHS in South Yorkshire are developing …

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Supporting people and communities in Ukraine

The invasion of Ukraine will lead to significant challenges and far-reaching consequences for millions of people in the region.

Through the UK Community Foundations network of 47 Community Foundations across the UK, we stand in support of our sister …

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Press release: £1.5m distributed to South Yorkshire groups during the Covid-19 pandemic

Community groups across South Yorkshire received over £1.5m to help them deliver vital services and support during the Covid-19 pandemic, in a new report published by South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF).

Nearly 400 community groups received grants of up …

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Press release: New mentoring programme offering support to local charities and community groups

For immediate release – 25th February

Leaders across South Yorkshire have joined a new mentorship programme launched by South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF), to provide strategic level support to local community groups after a challenging two years due to the …

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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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