South Yorkshire Mayor joins forces with community foundation to launch a new fund

31st August 2021

Community groups in South Yorkshire are being encouraged to apply for funding of up to £10,000 from a new grants programme launched by South Yorkshire Community Foundation, with a significant financial pledge from the South Yorkshire Mayor Dan Jarvis

The new South Yorkshire Health & Wellbeing Mayoral Community Fund, with a funding pot totalling £200,000, will look to address key issues across South Yorkshire such as mental health and green social prescribing, physical well-being and engaging young people in activities addressing health and wellbeing, with the focus on disproportionately affected communities.

Support will be provided for community groups through a webinar hosted by SYCF on 26th August at 10am, with Mayor Jarvis introducing the session. There will also be funding support advice given by South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau (SYFAB).

Ruth Willis, CEO of South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation said:

“It’s a source of immense pride for our Foundation that the Mayor Dan Jarvis has chosen us to host this important fund that everyone hopes will make a significant impact in our communities. We also anticipate further funding for green social prescribing initiatives coming on stream soon as part of the Green Prescribing Programme in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.”

“We have seen community groups respond amazingly well over the last 18 months and this new funding could a provide a valuable boost to continue or initiate new projects.”

South Yorkshire Mayor Dan Jarvis said:

“The past 18 months have been extremely tough for so many of us, and our community groups have done tremendous work throughout the pandemic. If Covid has shown us anything at all, it’s how precious health and wellbeing is. I’m really pleased to launch this fund to help our community groups in the valuable work they do, from supporting mental health to enabling more active lifestyles.”

Applications for the fund and supporting guidance documents can be found on the South Yorkshire Community Foundation’s website:

The deadline for applications is Monday 13th September at 9am.

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