Peter Foyle from South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) and Rob Malyan from the Big Lottery Fund spoke about different charitable funding programmes that are available. Steve Buckley from the Social Enterprise Exchange talked about the support available for social enterprises. SYFAB also gave an overview of the basics of funding, with a few hints and tips for making a good application to charitable trusts and foundations.
Bianca King-Smith, SYFAB’s Training and Events Manager, said: “We were overwhelmed by how many people attended the event.
“Our message is that there is charitable funding out there, voluntary and community groups just need to know where to look and how to apply.
“Many voluntary and community groups across Doncaster are doing such valuable work, the event aimed to help these groups find out about different funding schemes in order to help them get the funding they need to continue their good work in their communities.”
SYFAB has a website containing funding information to support voluntary and community groups across South Yorkshire and Doncaster groups can access the website and all its resources for free.
Bianca added: “We are continuing our efforts to spread the word on funding and get our message out there across Doncaster.
“If your community organisation is looking for funding support then the SYFAB website is a great place to start.”