As a small charity operating in a difficult financial climate, we rely heavily on the support we receive from local and national trusts and foundations, as well as companies, local groups and individual fundraisers. Without their help, we simply wouldn’t be able to continue our work with some of Sheffield’s most vulnerable children, young people and families.
We are delighted to say that we have recently received a number of fantastic grants to support key areas of our work.
Our one-to-one work
We offer every young carer who is referred to our service a minimum of four confidential listening and support sessions. Following a significant rise in referrals and in light of the increasingly complex circumstances that young carers are finding themselves in, we recently took the decision to employ a dedicated One-to-One Worker.
We are very grateful to the following organisations who have given us a grant to support Luke’s vital work this year:
· 7Stars Foundation – £5,000
· James Neill Trust Fund – £2,000
· Masonic Charitable Foundation – £5,000
Our work with schools and healthcare providers
In May 2016 we received an incredible two-year grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which has helped us to develop our essential strategic development work with local education and healthcare providers, to increase our impact and ensure better support for young carers throughout Sheffield.
We are delighted to report that we’ve recently received a grant from both the Westfield Health Charitable Trust (£10,000) and the Garfield Weston Foundation (£20,000) to extend this important work, which will allow even more young carers in Sheffield to access the help and support they need.
Sheffield Young Carers’ Action Group
We were thrilled to receive a three-year grant from BBC Children in Need earlier this year, which has allowed us to continue running our amazing Action Group – a special group for current (or recent) members of our service who want to have more of a say in running SYC and to speak out on behalf of other young carers. We are delighted to announce that we have just received a £4,955 grant from the Youth Social Action Fund (administered by South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation) to provide up to 15 members of our Action Group with an exciting, action-packed residential trip to London. For many, it will be their first trip to our capital city and the trip will include training around rights, democracy and active citizenship, a tour of the Houses of Parliament (arranged by our Patron, Paul Blomfield MP) and some of the city’s top attractions.
We'd like to say a very big thank you to all of our funders, no matter how big or small - we couldn’t do it without you!
To find out how you can support our work, please visit the Support us section of our website.