Vital Signs

Take part in our 2018 research!

We are currently conducting a Community Consultation which will form a part of our second annual Vital Signs Report. Last year we conducted a survey for our first Vital Signs report on how South Yorkshire is performing against a variety of themes e.g. employment, education and health. Almost 600 people took part in the survey and this year we want to make sure that even more local residents have their say.

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Vital signs is a way of presenting a picture of an area using local statistics combined with the views of the people who live there. The results will help us give grants that are better targeted and inform the work of other local agencies.

We are: 

• reporting on the vitality of South Yorkshire communities through the combination of community views and local and national statistics

• highlighting priority social issues for our region to allow for more targeted interventions

• proposing ways in which local philanthropy can be directed to respond to social needs in the future

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Our Vital Signs Report for 2017 has been hugely successful at highlighting the needs in South Yorkshire. Our report focuses on and identifies the key issues that need to be addressed, as identified by local people.

As a grant-making charity, we have a responsibility to ensure our funding is going to the most prominent needs in our communities and where it can have the most impact. Through our Vital Signs reporting, we understand the issues local people are facing so we can work to support communities to tackle them effectively.

Read the full report here.

Vital Signs reporting is undertaken each year by Community Foundations across the UK. You can find out more about the results in other regions, here.

We aim to spark discussions, encourage connections,
create partnerships and inspire action.

Find out more about Vital Signs

For more information about Vital Signs please get in touch with Sonia by the contact details below.