A mentoring programme launched to provide expertise to community groups has returned positive reviews with participants reaping the rewards in receiving help from a business leader on a short-term basis.
Beginning in September 2018, the Ummeed women’s reading group has become an invaluable asset to its members. With SYCF funding, they have been able to purchase appropriate reading books and cover the cost of a tutor and room hire costs.
In 2009, a group began that changed the lives of residents in Thurnscoe for the better. Funding from SYCF has allowed the DECV to continue helping members of its community to feel confident with their IT skills and more hopeful when applying for jobs.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) was set up to benefit people learning English as a second language in Barnsley, with classes free for asylum seekers. Funding has allowed these sessions to continue.
The Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy works within the University of Sheffield, recruiting second-year students to boost their professional skills. Funding has helped the academy to organise its Bootcamp for the second cohort of SELA students.
Home-Start works across South Yorkshire to support struggling families, supporting parents dealing with issues such as isolation, unemployment, and domestic violence. This grant funded a new learning programme for young parents under 25 in Rotherham, covering literacy and numeracy skills.
Young People into Employment Fund for South Yorkshire
The United Women Affiliation (UWA) is a charity based in Sheffield. Their goal is to enhance the health and social wellbeing of underprivileged women and girls from marginalised and minoritised backgrounds.