South Yorkshire charities in line for £10,000 grants

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Two South Yorkshire charities are in with a chance of winning a slice of £150,000 as part of Yorkshire Building Society’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

The Philadelphia Network Ltd and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice both applied for a £10,000 donation from the Society’s Lasting Legacy Fund and are among 30 charities to make a public vote.

If successful The Philadelphia Network Ltd would use the £10,000 to renovate and re-fit their Restore House project in Sheffield, which offers services for vulnerable people that improve their skills, aspirations and employability prospects.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice would use the £10,000 to create a wheelchair friendly area in their grounds with water features.

Yorkshire Building Society’s Corporate Responsibility Manager, Pauline Giroux, said: “We are proud to commemorate our milestone anniversary by helping charities make a positive difference.”

“We were very impressed with both of these projects and placed it on the final shortlist for the benefits it could deliver.”