South Yorkshire charities win share of £3.7m Big Lottery Fund grant

A number of South Yorkshire charities will be able to help more people after winning a share of £3.7m of grant funding.

Monday, 14th March 2016, 11:00 pm
Families receiving support from Home-Start South Yorkshire.

The Big Lottery Fund today (Tuesday, March 15) announced the latest charities to benefit from its Awards for All and Reaching Communities programmes.

Among those on the list is Home-Start South Yorkshire, which received £499,813 to expand a Sheffield project into Rotherham. The project helps women with post-natal depression to bond with their children and get the best start in life.

The charity’s chief executive Jack Scott said the grant was “really excellent news”.

“This funding will allow us to improve the lives of over 800 families and 1,500 children in our community by making sure fewer parents are isolated or depressed and more children get a great start in life,” he said. “We are extremely grateful to the Lottery for their support.”

Another of the big winners is Rotherham’s Tassibee Project. The charity has received £316,028 for its Advocacy Community Support Service, which offers a structured programme of support for Asian adults aged 50 and over who have poor mental and physical health in the town.

Sheffield Young Carers Project received £282,139 to support carers from the age of eight to 25 who are shouldering too much responsibility.

And a number of other charities received smaller amounts.