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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 …

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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 …

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Protected: Launch of the South Yorkshire Winter Wellbeing Appeal

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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Local Community Foundations’ response to the threat to local community groups in wake of the Coronavirus national emergency

Covid-19 presents a significant increase to the challenges communities face across Yorkshire and the Humber. This, against the backdrop of existing needs and challenges of our region means that there will be a greater call on all of us to …

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Emergency Coronavirus Appeal

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 …

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Guidance for SYCF Funded Groups in response to Coronavirus

We hope that your funded activity will be able to go ahead as planned. Charities and voluntary sector organisations play a vital role in communities when external events like this happen, and our aim is to ensure as much of …

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Community Groups Benefit from UKSE Charitable Fund

Grants awarded will aid in supporting disadvantaged people across South Yorkshire

Two local charities which provide advice and support to disadvantaged people across the local area have been revealed as the latest organisations to benefit from the UKSE Charitable Fund.

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Doncaster Musical Heroes raise £7,500 for Flood Appeal

A Doncaster band has gone above and beyond to help their hometown after the recent flooding across South Yorkshire.

When the flooding began in November 2019, rising stars Bang Bang Romeo saw the devastation happening to the communities they call …

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£500,000 funding boost for social enterprise in Sheffield City Region

Sheffield City Region is set to benefit from £500,000 new investment in social enterprise thanks to National Lottery support for a community partnership of front line support organisations.

Sheffield Social Enterprise Network has come together with the city region’s Social …

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Doncaster Business Awards raise £1,200 for Flood Appeal

An awards ceremony for the business community in Doncaster generated a £1,200 donation to help victims of the devastating South Yorkshire floods.

Guests at the 21st annual Doncaster Business Awards dug deep in aid of the Flood Disaster Relief Appeal …

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South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Fund officially launches Phase Two!

South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Appeal Fund Phase Two is now live and accepting applications from those who have been impacted by the floods. Phase One funding for flooded households from the South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Appeal Fund of …

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Over £160,000 In Emergency Payments Made To Flooded Households Across South Yorkshire

Over 800 households have received emergency payments from local charity South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) to help support those affected meet their most urgent needs.

The £200 payments have gone to all affected households who applied, with the aim of …

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park roars into action for Flood Disaster Relief Appeal

Yorkshire Wildlife Park responded to the disastrous floods in South Yorkshire with a big-hearted gesture – free tickets for flood victims and people who helped them.

More than 500 tickets were handed out to adults and children over a weekend …

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Women and Girls Projects in Yorkshire Recieve Major Funding Boost

Grassroots groups working in Yorkshire will get much-needed grants worth £148,736 to help support local women and girls facing a range of challenges.

Seventeen projects will receive grants of between £5,000 – £10,000. This is the second time South Yorkshire’s …

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Muslim Charity and other MCF Charities respond to South Yorkshire Flooding

Press Release from Muslim Charities Forum:

In early November, Northern England experienced wide-spread flooding. Over 1000 properties have been affected, and residents were evacuated from their homes. Sadly, families may need to wait at least six to twelve months to …

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