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Flooded Bentley residents receive a helping hand from local church

The people of Bentley have not been forgotten since the November 2019 floods which devastated much of Doncaster and other parts of South Yorkshire. Bentley was hit particularly hard with many residents still recovering from the wide scale damage to their homes and property. The local parish Church, St. Peter’s, Bentley has provided care and […]

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Emergency Funding for communities responding to Covid-19 hits £750,000 Milestone

Community groups on the front line of the Covid-19 Pandemic in South Yorkshire have received over £750,000 in funding support from local charity, South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF). 176 community groups and charities have so far benefitted from the Covid-19 Response Fund set up in response to the ongoing pandemic. This is the latest crisis […]

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Privacy notice for South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation Covid-19 Response and Covid-19 Recovery grants

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation is offering small grants to voluntary and community organisations to respond to the needs of their communities’ affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This Privacy Notice explains your rights and gives you the information you are entitled to under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (“the Data […]

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SYCF statement on Covid-19 Funding support for BAME communities

Over the past 12 weeks it has become increasingly clear that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. The reasons for this are complex, but include long-standing inequalities and structural injustice. The National Emergencies Trust (NET) and UK Community Foundations, as a grant distribution partner, have recently […]

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Volunteering with SYCF

We love Volunteer Week at SYCF because it is a special time of year when volunteers everywhere get the recognition they deserve. We know all to well how important the contribution volunteers make is to our work but also the work of the community groups and charities we support with grant funding every year. One […]

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Renewed efforts begin to support local community sector through Covid-19

A group of infrastructure groups and regional bodies, dedicated to ensuring the resilience and development of community and voluntary organisations, have come together to strengthen their support for the sector during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Community and voluntary groups have long been a vital resource for communities and are needed now more than ever. Food […]

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Thoughts on Kindness #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Starting Monday 18th May 2020 it is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and this year’s theme is fittingly, Kindness. Kindness is often a disregarded quality in people. It can be seen as false, something to be distrusted as acts of kindness are ‘too good to be true’. Kindness is sometimes, strangely, seen as a weakness. Yet, we know that […]

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South Yorkshire Community Sector Resilience Survey

The Community Sector in South Yorkshire, and across Yorkshire and Humberside, is playing a critical role in the Covid-19 response. We know that the sector is also having to work in different ways, be flexible and is, in some cases, under real financial pressure. As a group of infrastructure organisations we think its important to […]

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A Message from HM Lord-Lieutenant to all voluntary organisations in South Yorkshire

A message of outreach and support for those organisations helping communities impacted by Coronavirus has been shared by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Andrew Coombe. The message is also one of thanks and recognition of the incredible efforts being made to support people through this difficult time and indeed, save lives. Read the HM […]

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SYCF rallies to support communities during Coronavirus Crisis

SYCF have launched an emergency fund to support Community Groups and Charities on the frontline of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Covid-19 Response Fund has been set up to distribute donated money and the proceeds raised from the National Emergencies Trust (NET) Coronavirus Appeal to help local charities to support those individuals suffering hardship as a […]

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