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Funding help for community groups in Barnsley

The launch of a new service is set to help communities across Barnsley access funding to run a range of activities. Barnsley Council has worked with South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau (SYFAB) to provide a Funding Advice Coordinator for the area. Karen Walke will start her new position this month, working with groups across the […]

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New faces join the SYCF board

SYCF is lucky enough to have a talented board of trustees. Unfortunately every few years we say goodbye to a few members but this also brings opportunity for new faces and fresh ideas. This year we are sad to say goodbye to Cllr Jackie Drayton of Sheffield City Council and Frank Carter OBE, after ten […]

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Former SYCF trustee becomes our latest philanthropy match challenge partner!

After 10 years as a trustee of South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation, Frank Carter OBE couldn’t leave without a final gift to the Foundation and to South Yorkshire. Frank is the latest individual to take part in our Philanthropy Catalyst Match Challenge which is available thanks to the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation. The catalyst provides […]

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Complete our Community Consultation Survey

We want to give our communities a voice! SYCF is currently conducting a community consultation which will form a part of our Vital Signs Report. Vital Signs will comprise of a detailed analysis of existing data and the collection of data from yourselves to form a well rounded, objective picture of the local situation, priorities […]

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Businesses supporting their communities the right way

Business leaders and entrepreneurs have been finding out more about local charity South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF), over beers! The Foundation organised a beer tasting networking evening at Sentinel Brewery in Sheffield city centre to encourage local businesses to become more involved in charities within their communities. Chief Executive of Webmart and SY100 Ambassador, Simon […]

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The new Youth Social Action Fund has launched in South Yorkshire!

We are thrilled to finally be able to say that our Youth Social Action Fund is now open! Big Lottery Fund and Department of Culture, Media & Sport are each investing £20 million seed funding over four years to create the #iwill fund. [Pears Foundation / Comic Relief / UK Community Foundation] are acting as […]

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In dedication of Ian Paisley

Sadly, we have learned of the death of a former SYFAB employee, Ian Paisley. South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau (SYFAB) is our partner organisation which is dedicated to bringing funding opportunities and training to local community organisations. Ian worked in both Rotherham and Barnsley as a local development worker, and over the years supported large […]

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An fund for individuals in need

Our Deakin and Withers fund is a fund programme which goes back many years. It is specifically for the benefit of female church members – who find themselves in difficult financial times. Although this is not a crisis fund, it is designed for the relief of persons who are in need, suffering hardship or distress. We […]

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Our Chairman receives top honour!

James Newman has been awarded an OBE for services to Business, economy and charity in Yorkshire. The recently appointed Chair of South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) charity and former Chair of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board, is thrilled at the honour. The former Master Cutler and current chairman of Finance Yorkshire, […]

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Breaking the silence on IT exclusion

Sheffield award winning social enterprise, Silence Breakers Media is doing its best to put a stop to digital exclusion. Based in Kelham Island Quarter, Silence Breakers is run by founder and managing director Jay Baker, who alongside a small team keeps the enterprise on track, supporting disadvantaged people. Recent grant funding from the Young People […]

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