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Trustees Week 2020!

This Trustee Week we really want to showcase our exceptional trustees. SYCF is lucky enough to have dedicated members of the board who give us their time, energy and expertise to further our work.

First up, we want to showcase …

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Julie pictured visiting Artistic Spectrum in Doncaster

RESET2020! A Festival of Social Enterprise 16th – 20th November

Join us for Reset2020: Festival for Social Enterprise We are excited to be a part of the team bringing you this online festival that will celebrate the social enterprises in the Sheffield City Region whilst exploring how we can come …

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Funding webinar – how to access free funding for your organisation

Funding website easyfundraising are hosting a free webinar to explain how your organisation can benefit from a stream of free funding through online shopping. The easyfundraising team will talk through how it works, help you get started and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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