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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Volunteer Spotlight: Anne Dean

A long-standing volunteer at South Yorkshire Community Foundation, Anne Dean has seen plenty of the impact of the funding received by community groups. As part of Volunteers Week 2021, she tells you how she got involved and what she’s enjoyed …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Booth Mayblin

Chris Booth-Mayblin became the new Chair of South Yorkshire Community Foundation last month, but why did she take up the new post? How is it going so far? As part of Volunteer Week 2021, she explains all and shares more …

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Changes at South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau

South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau (SYFAB) is delighted to welcome Lorna Lewis as its new Funding Development Worker for Barnsley

Having worked previously worked for Barnsley CVS in many different roles including, Engagement Officer for Healthwatch, Community Development Worker, Quality …

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Opportunity for community groups to share funding experiences

South Yorkshire Community Foundation, alongside members of the South Yorkshire Funders Forum, have funded an initiative to hear experiences from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic led organisations and groups in South Yorkshire from their perspective

The Forum are looking to …

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New Chair for South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation – Professor Chris Booth-Mayblin

Professor Chris Booth-Mayblin, the current Chair of Sheffield Mencap and Gateway and former Dean of the Sheffield Business School and Pro Vice Chancellor at Sheffield Hallam University, has been appointed as the next Chair of South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF), …

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SY100 has been a little bit different this year…

SY100 is a network of likeminded individuals and businesses, who come together for causes that matter, building a stronger South Yorkshire community for everyone.

Ordinarily we would be out and about, highlighting causes to the network of issues that may …

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Survey: How has Covid-19 affected you?

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation is working with Sheffield and Bassetlaw CCG ICS to gather information and stories about how Covid-19 is affecting people in our communities. This is in order to inform new rehabilitation services being developed by Sheffield and …

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Feature: The High Sheriff of South Yorkshire Carole O’Neill

Serving as the first female High Sheriff of South Yorkshire from Doncaster, Carole O’Neill has fulfilled her duty to the judiciary and community with dedication, despite the unprecedented challenges 2020 has presented to Carole in her role as High Sheriff. …

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Over £1 million distributed from Flood Relief Appeal a year on from the South Yorkshire Floods

The charity behind the South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Appeal, set up in response to the devastating November 2019 floods, is commemorating the event one year on by sharing the successes of the appeal.

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) set …

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Reset2020: Festival of Social Enterprise

The Social Enterprise Exchange programme is excited to announce that we will be delivering an online festival for the social enterprise sector and those interested in learning more in and beyond the Sheffield City Region.

The partners of the …

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Trustee Week Feature: John Holt DL

It’s Trustees Week and we are spending the whole week shining a light on the fantastic trustees at South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation.

On this last day of Trustees Week our final feature is on Doncaster local, John Holt. John joined …

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Trustee Week Feature: Yiannis Koursis

It’s Trustees Week and we are spending the whole week shining a light on the fantastic trustees at South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation.

Yiannis Koursis joined us at SYCF in 2017 as a trustee and quickly became a key part of …

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Trustee Week Feature: Craig McKay

It’s Trustees Week and we are spending the whole week shining a light on the fantastic trustees at South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation.

Craig McKay joined us as a trustee in 2014 and his expertise and long experience in business made …

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Trustee Week Feature: Nick Kitchen

It’s Trustees Week and we are spending the whole week shining a light on the fantastic trustees at South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation.

SYCF is lucky enough to have dedicated members of the board who give us their time, energy and …

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Nick Kitchen at High Sheriff Event 2018