The Deakin and Withers Fund

The Deakin and Withers fund is specifically for the benefit of female Church members – who find themselves in difficult financial times.  This is not a crisis fund but is designed for the relief of persons who are in need, suffering hardship or distress.

How much can I apply for?

  • each application is assessed and awarded on its own merits – but is unlikely to be above £500

Who can apply?

  • over 40 years of age and female
  • single, Widowed or Divorced
  • living in hardship
  • an active member of a Church (that is a member of Churches Together)

Do you need help with?

  • utility bills
  • household items

How to apply?

For more information, please read the information sheet
The Deakin and Withers Fund Guidance Sheet

If you want to make an application to the fund then download the: Deakin and Withers Application Form
and return it to Karen Alsop at SYCF.


Could your Church help promote the Deakin and Withers Fund?

SYCF is currently trying to spread awareness of this funding opportunity so Churches can share it with their members. We want more people to be able to benefit from this fund and your help spreading the word could make a big difference to people’s lives!

If you think you could help then email sroberts@sycf.org.uk so we can provide you with the information you need.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about applying to this fund then please email grants@sycf.org.uk and we will get back to you or call 0114 242 4294