About Us

SCCYC Waterside Connect ‘Connecting Communities’

SCCYC is an established, innovative, organisation that provides quality services to local and BAME communities of Northamptonshire.  SCCYC has been recognised for its significant voluntary contribution through receiving the ‘Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2020 – MBE for Voluntary Groups’.

Formed in 1996, we serve the residents of Northamptonshire, with particular focus on the inner Town Centre, St James, and Castle Wards, as well as the Sikh Community and BAME communities of Northamptonshire.  Most of our beneficiaries reside in the lowest 1%-10% indices of multiple deprivation in the town that suffer from poverty, health inequalities, migration challenges, and cultural inequalities.

multi award winning charity. About SCCYC

The Waterside-Connect Centre is an innovative multifunctional hub, based in the heart of Northampton’s Enterprise Zone.  The newly built Centre boasts modern facilities for training, business, and enterprise, with rooms available to hire for conferences, meetings, events, and exhibitions.  It is also the home of our inhouse catering enterprise, Punjabi Fusion CIC.  All profits made are put into supporting social impact services for those most vulnerable in Northampton town.

SCCYC’s 25th Birthday celebrations took place on September 26th and receipt of the Queens Award. SCCYC received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service during its landmark 25th anniversary year.

SCCYC Awarded ‘Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2020’ MBE for Voluntary Groups

SCCYC Awarded ‘Freedom of the Borough Award 2021‘ Northampton Borough Council

SCCYC awarded ‘Heritage Award for Special Project 2021’ Northamptonshire Heritage Forum

SCCYC Awarded ‘Rose of Northamptonshire Award 2021’ for Covid-19 Response

SCCYC Awarded ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2016’ Northamptonshire Community Foundation

SCCYC Awarded for Quality Assurance: ‘Silver Charter Mark’ & ‘Bronze NRCSE’

Awards - About SCCYC

The Team

SCCYC’s Management Board is a strong, long-standing, and successful combination of
people with professional backgrounds, experience, and diverse skills.

Our Trustees
Amarjit Singh Atwal

Mr Amarjit Singh Atwal – Trustee

Harinder Singh

Mr Harinder Singh – Trustee

Our Management Board
Mr Harjinder Kooner

Mr Harjinder Kooner – Chair

Kuljit Bhangra

Mr Kuljit Bhangra – Secretary

Jagjit Shairi

Mr Jagjit Shairi – Treasurer

Tarndeep Minhas

Mr Tarndeep Minhas – Vice Treasurer

Rupinder Thind

Mr Rupinder Thind – Digital Director

Amarit Sandhu

Mr Amarit Sandhu – Fundraising

Charanjit Grewal

Mrs Charanjit Grewal – Elders Services

Harpreet Jawanda

Ms Harpreet Jawanda – Youth Service

Manjinder Atwal

Mrs Manjinder Atwal – Children’s Services

Our Staff
Pindy Kaur

Ms Pindy Kaur – Development Manager

Pindy Kaur

Ms Pindy Kaur – Development Manager

Erika Hovarth

Ms Erika Horvarth – Food Aid Coordinator