How to Apply – Small Grants

To apply for an SYCF Small grant you will need to complete your online application form.

What you need to know:

  • the Online application form is accessed via a url link which will be sent in your registration email
  • guidance on how to fill in the application form is available on the form in blue information symbols
  • you can receive advice on your online application from our grants team
  • you can save your application at any stage whilst completing the online form. We recommend that you save it in draft format at regular intervals
  • you will be able to attach electronic copies of your organisation’s documents that we require,
    • a photocopy of a bank statement no more than 3 months old which has been signed by 2 management committee members
    • quotes where applicable
    • a reference form completed by your referee , The person completing the form must not be connected to the group in any way, this includes partners and parents of people who may attend the group and members of the committee. They must be separate from the group although know enough about their activities in order to be able to express a view on their activities. Examples of a suitable referee could be someone who looks after the building you meet in or a person from a statutory agency or voluntary group you have connections with.
  • once you have completed and submitted online, you will receive a copy by email for your records and a copy will also be sent to us

To complete the online application form click on the link below:

Online application form

Decision making:

  • your application will be assessed against the criteria
  • a decision will be made within six weeks
  • the panel’s decision is final.

If your application does not meet our criteria or is ineligible, we will contact you to let you know.

Payment and Monitoring of grants awarded:

If your grant is awarded, we will inform you by email and you will be asked to confirm your bank details for a BACS or cheque payment and sign to accept terms and conditions of the grant.  Once we have received this, the payment will be made and you will also receive a link to your end of grant monitoring form. We have to ensure that funding has been appropriately spent and therefore require monitoring information. You will be asked to report on the difference the grant has made to your group and beneficiaries. This must be completed six weeks after the grant has been spent or the activity has finished.

Your project may also be subject to a monitoring visit and any audit requirements of the programme. You must retain and return with your monitoring copies of all receipts, invoices and all expenditure relating to your grants including any capital items.

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation will only consider further applications if a satisfactory monitoring form is returned for previous grants awarded.

For more information or to discuss your application please get in touch with the Grants Team via the contact information below.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about applying to this fund then please email grants@sycf.org.uk and we will get back to you or call 0114 242 4294