If you are a charity, voluntary or community organisation looking for funding, then South Yorkshire Community Foundation gives grants that may help the work you do.  

South Yorkshire Community Foundation have a variety of grants ranging from £500 - £10,000 available to the region's community organisations.

You can browse our grants wizard to find latest funding opportunities and each programme has its own eligibility criteria, so please read these carefully before applying.

Our funding programme for individuals has two funding streams, one for South Yorkshire residents and one UK wide. Both funding programmes are open all-year round but have a specific remit.

Search and apply for funding today

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Meersbrook Kites, Sheffield

No. of grants given in 2022

  • 46


  • 62


  • 35


  • 211


  • 56

    UK Wide

Giving grants to community groups and individuals

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Search for funding as a community group

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Individual grant funding is available on criteria

Application support

Making your way through a funding application can be a daunting challenge. This is where our colleagues at South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau shine, providing you with the information needed (their page has documents to support a variety of funding avenues) or a chat over the phone to answer questions to help you maximise your funding opportunity.

South Yorkshire Community Foundation - Top 10 tips

Ten tips from South Yorkshire Community Foundation to help with your funding application

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Reporting your impact

Many funders, including South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation, are keen to find out what difference their grant funds make – how it improves things for people and communities.

This can be a challenge for community organisations so with the help of Peter Foyle from South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau, we've produced a guide to support you in reporting your funding successes.

Contact Us

If you have a query about our grants programme, then please get in touch with Masoba, SYCF Grants Administrator

Meet Jess

Jess is responsible for leading the team that delivers effectively and efficiently the SYCF's Grants Programmes and identifying improved ways of working and streamlining. Jess will be the lead officer for managing SYCF's proactive volunteer recruitment for its panels, recruiting and increasing diversity, training and providing on-going support including an annual panel members event. Her working days are Tuesday to Friday.

Jess O'Neill

Grants and Partnerships Manager

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