News: Sector News

Skills for Growth: project call in Sheffield City Region

9th December

Call to run a project to improve digital skills for disadvantaged individuals and groups in Sheffield City Region LEP Area.

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NHS warning as winter vomiting bug closes 1,000 hospital beds

9th December

The NHS is calling on the public to heed advice and stay at home if they have norovirus to avoid passing it on, as hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 hospital beds over the last week.

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2020 Weston Charity Awards now open for applications!

9th December

Applications for the 2020 Weston Charity Awards are now OPEN. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 10th January 2020. To be eligible to apply, charities must have the following: A registered charity number.

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

6th December

Trusthouse gives grants for running costs or one-off capital costs to not-for-profit organisations which support communities in the most deprived urban areas, or the most remote and socio-economically deprived rural areas of the UK.

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Concertina Charitable Trust

6th December

The trust makes small grants to charitable activities which aim to improve the quality of life or add therapeutic benefit to the health and wellbeing of the elderly.

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Christmas timetable changes from South Yorkshire Travel

5th December

Over the festive period, between 23rd December 2019 and 4th January 2020, there will be changes to the normal operation of some bus, train and Tram Train services.

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Leeds Building Society small grants

5th December

UK registered charities can apply for funding between £250 to £1,000 towards practical items that directly support those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues.

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Mortality and life expectancy trends in the UK

4th December

The Health Foundation has published a new report: Mortality and life expectancy trends in the UK. The report shows that while mortality rates continued to improve during the 2000s, since 2011 they have stalled, and for certain groups of the population, gone into reverse.

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Key findings and calls to action from the UK Business and Charity Digital Index

4th December

Lloyds Bank’s latest Charity Digital Index has revealed that 13% of charities (26,000) have shown almost no digital activity this year: a 10,000 increase on 2018. 12% of charities also say they do not attribute any benefits to being online.

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FareShare Yorkshire recognised by Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards

4th December

In recognition of their hard work, FareShare Yorkshire recently won two awards at this year’s Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards; the Community Impact Award and Charity of the Year for which they also received a £3,000 donation from Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber. 

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