SYCF Small Grants Programme

Important notice

Small Grants applications are now open.



These grants are intended for small, developing and less well-resourced groups and organisations from across South Yorkshire, where small amounts of funding can make a real difference. Groups applying for the programme should not have an annual income of more than £10,000.

Organisations / groups do not have to be a registered charity and the majority of grants are one-off payments of up to a £1,000.

Who can apply?

Not-for-profit organisations that can demonstrate how they will address some of the following needs to pay a for one-off event or equipment. If your group or activity will not meet these priorities listed below, you can still apply but it is less likely that you will receive funding from us.

We are interested in hearing from:

  • Groups that respond to their communities’ needs.
  • Activities or projects that will support people whose needs can be clearly demonstrated.
  • Groups whose main activities focus upon the advancement of education, promotion of good health or the relief of poverty and sickness.
  • Groups that work in collaboration with other local community groups.
  • Activities or projects that will engage people who face discrimination or disadvantage.
  • Activities or projects that will produce a wide range of benefits and provide good value for money.

How much? 

Groups can apply for up to £1,000


When can I apply? 

Applications are now open.

When can we expect to find out if our application has been successful?

Once we have received your complete and eligible application, we aim to come back to you within 8-10 weeks.

How do I apply?

Read the guidance information and complete an application form online 

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 with their 'Making A Good Application' leaflet

Contact Us

For any queries relating to this programme, you can contact the Team on

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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