Two local charities which provide advice and support to disadvantaged people across the local area have been revealed as the latest organisations to benefit from the UKSE Charitable Fund.
Hanover Tenants Association, an organisation which aims to improve the living conditions in the Hanover estate in Broomhall, and Libre Digital which aims to increase media literacy and digital inclusion, received in excess of £3,700 collectively.
The funds will allow the two charities to deliver more training, as well as provide vital services such as IT sessions, CV workshops, job application tutorials and to expand the employability skills of those most in need in Hanover and Manor Castle.
Both charities hope that they can reduce the digital, social and economic isolation many residents feel and encourage skill sharing within the community.
Part of a Grassroots Endowment Fund which has been set up by UKSE – a company who focus on helping businesses in steel areas – is the UKSE Charitable Fund which is administrated and distributed to local community groups by South Yorkshire Community Foundation (SYCF).
Over 40 community groups across South Yorkshire have benefited from over £50,000 from The UKSE Charitable Fund since it was established in 2008.
Keith Williams, Regional Manager at UKSE commented: “It’s great that this fund has helped so many valuable community projects across South Yorkshire, both Hanover Tenants Association and Libre Digital are having such a positive impact on the local area.
“I would like to thank the team at SYCF for administrating the fund which will continue to generate income to be distributed to local charities and community groups.”
Michelle Dickinson, Corporate Relationships Manager at SYCF said: “UKSE have had an incredible impact through their grant funding with us. We specialise in supporting community organisations and charities working at a grassroots level with those who need it most.
“The work of Libre Digital and Hanover Tenants Association are perfect examples of the positive impact we can have when local people step up to help others. With the aid of companies such as UKSE, we can give these groups a much needed helping hand.”
Hanover Tenants Association Employment and Skills Worker, Abdi Ahmed said: “This funding has allowed us to support 12 people this year, almost half of which do not have access to a computer as most community spaces where they could get access have closed down.
“We get many people from all over the community coming here for help, and we do not know what we would do without funding such as The UKSE Charitable Fund.”