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.
Established in 1852, the Deakin & Withers Fund was founded thanks to the legacy of Thomas Deakin, a Sheffield businessman. South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation are dedicated to ensuring that legacy can continue to help people, such as Jane (not her real name), who was able to pay off the funeral costs of her late husband.
Supporting information required for the application are:
How to apply?
Before applying, please read the guidelines 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 here and return it to South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation at the address below:
Pack Horse Lane,
If you have any questions, please contact our Grants Team:
Tel: 0114 242 4294
Could your Church or centre help promote the Deakin and Withers Fund?
South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation is currently trying to spread awareness of this funding opportunity so Churches can share it with their members. We want more people to be able to benefit from this fund and your help spreading the word could make a big difference to people’s lives!
You can help by downloading our poster to put on display at your Church or centre by clicking here.
If you think you could help then email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can provide you with the information you need.