South Yorkshire's Giving Network

Become A South Yorkshire Giving Networker

Through joining the Giving Network, you will have access to exclusive networking events, forge strong relationships with like-minded supporters and fund numerous community groups within Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, and Sheffield.

As part of the Giving Network, you will directly fund community groups within South Yorkshire through donating to two exclusive funds:

  1. The Giving Network Distribution Fund
  2. The Giving Network Endowment Fund

Your involvement will ensure immediate as well as long-term impact to communities across the region.

Join South Yorkshire’s Giving Network and be part of a collective of like-minded businesses and individuals wanting to give to their local communities. Help us in our mission to make a more resilient, healthier and better South Yorkshire through giving back to communities across the region. 

The Network supports the core running costs of the foundation in addition to directly funding community organisations throughout South Yorkshire via dedicated SYGN funds. 

As the largest grant giving charity within South Yorkshire with over 37 years’ experience, we are trusted and respected experts in our field. We match the passions and values of donors with projects and initiatives that meet local needs in the communities they work in. 


As a networker, you can access the following benefits: 

  • Exclusive Networker events and enewsletter
  • Access to the exclusive LinkedIn network
  • Communications Toolkit
  • Invitations to annual or biannual meetings
  • Social investment support
  • Access to a philanthropic network
  • Employee volunteering programme support
  • Opportunity to fund community groups through the SYGN Fund
  • Annual Donor Report
  • Opportunities to visit funded community groups

For more information about becoming a South Yorkshire Giving Networker, please contact Rachael Farrell through the details below.

Meet Rachael

Rachael coordinates the delivery of philanthropic activities, working collaboratively within different teams, community groups and donors to bring about exciting new opportunities. She is also head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for the Foundation as well as overseeing South Yorkshire’s Giving Network. Her working days are Monday to Friday.

Rachael Farrell

Philanthropy Coordinator

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Rachael Farrell