Expect Youth Fund


Applications for the Expect Youth Fund supports children and young people aged 5 – 18, or up to 25 for adults with special educational needs, focusing on grassroots community groups tackling issues affecting the most vulnerable sections of the community.

Who can apply?

Grassroots community and voluntary groups and charitable organisations in Doncaster.

How much you can apply for?

Up to £1,000 

How do I apply? Read the guidance notes below and complete the attached application form and return the document to Michelle Dickinson, Head of Philanthropy & Programmes at: mdickinson@sycf.org.uk .

When can you expect to find out the outcome? You should have a response within 6 weeks of submitting your application.

Application Support

Please read our guidance notes below, answering questions you may have about this programme.

You can contact South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau for help or to fine tune your application.

Contact Us

For queries relating to the Expect Youth Fund, please contact us on the details below or via our group inbox grants@sycf.org.uk.

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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