The Deakin and Withers Fund
How much? Up to £880 for women nationwide who aged over 40, a member of a Church, single/divorced/widowed and experiencing financial hardship
What for? The money can be used to pay utility bills or for household items, but it cannot go towards anything that has already been paid for, or holidays.
When is the closing date? Open all-year round
How do I apply? Read the information below and complete an online application form
When can we expect to find out the outcome? Within six weeks
This Fund, administered by South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation, allows women nationwide to apply for a grant of up to £880 to ease financial difficulty and hardship.
What can the money be used for?
The money can be used to pay utility bills or for household items, but it cannot go towards anything that has already been paid for, or holidays.
- Over 40 years old
- Single, divorced, or widowed women who are in need or hardship
- Active members of a Church (view the full list on Churches Together’s website)
Supporting information required for the application
- Bank statements
- Copy of debt letter (where needed)
How to apply
Before applying, please read the guidelines below as it explains the process such as the application form being required to be read and witnessed by a Member of the Church before submission. Our Grants team may contact the Minister for the Church for further details or speak with you to request more evidence.
You can download the application form below and return it to South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation at the address below:
Pack Horse Lane
- Who can apply?
- What we do and don't fund
- How to apply
- When filling in this application form (including involvement by a Minister of your Church)
- How we will deal with your application
- How long will it take?
- Grant conditions
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