Apply to the Youth Social Action Fund

The Youth Social Action Fund has been launched to fund opportunities and skills development for young people, benefitting local people and places.

Community groups across South Yorkshire can apply for up to £5,000 from the fund if they are working in this area, before the deadline of Tuesday 24th October.

The fund prioritises groups which are working to increase participation from young people from lower social economic groups and people who might not usually take part in social action. Increase learning and skills in areas such as maths, English, cooking, I.T. etc. in young people. For more information on funding prioritise,
click below.

Youth Social Action Fund



Community organisations such as The Youth Association in Barnsley and the Rotherham Federation of Businesses have already benefitted from the Youth Social Action Fund.

Funding to the Youth Association has been awarded for their six-month programme focused on working with young people on mental health awareness through urban arts, cleaning up community spaces and organising and running a community fun day. The Rotherham Federation of Businesses has been funded to set up a TARA group run and controlled by young council tenants aged 16 plus.

Both projects are benefitting the local community and the young people they are working with. They are excellent examples of the kind of activities the fund is looking to support.

If your group is looking to apply then please read the full criteria by clicking below.

Youth Social Action Fund



If you have questions about your application or whether your groups fit the criteria, then please get in touch with our grants team.

By emailing:



Tel: 0114 242 4294