Mrs Lowe Distribution Fund (Old Denaby, Swinton and Mexborough)

The communities of Old Denaby, Swinton and Mexborough can benefit from grant funding thanks to a legacy left by a local farmer who lived in the area.

Mrs Audrey May Hampshire Lowe lived in the area until she passed away in 2006, and left the value of her estate as a memorial fund to provide grants for local community groups and projects in the future.

  • How much can I apply for:

Between £250 and £1,500, to be spent within one year.

  • Who can apply:

Community organisations in South Yorkshire.  This includes charities, community groups, clubs and not-for-profit social enterprises.  To be eligible for a grant you must:

    • Have a governing document (e.g. a constitution or memorandum of association),
    • Have a board or management committee of at least three unrelated people,
    • Have a bank account in the name of the group requiring at least two unrelated signatories, and
    • Have beneficiaries who live in Old Denaby, Swinton or Mexborough

Priority will be given to local grass-roots organisations.

The next round of application closing date is 12 noon Monday 1st August 2022. Decisions will be announced in October.

How to apply?

Please ensure that you have read all of the information above and are eligible for the available funding before going on to the application stage.

Please click here to apply to this fund. 

What happens after I apply?

Decision making:

  • Your application will be assessed against the criteria, aims and priorities above
  • We may contact you to ask some additional questions, or to arrange an assessment visit to your group
  • Our panel of independent volunteer decision makers will make their decisions
  • The panel’s decision is final.

If your application does not meet our criteria, or if the panel decide it is not a priority for funding, we will contact you to let you know.


If the panel decide to award a grant, we will inform you by email and pay the grant by BACS transfer.


We’re keen to understand what difference our grants make, and to share good stories with our donors and supporters.  We also want you to learn from delivering your project, and to share that learning with us and with others.  Finally, we have to ensure that funding has been appropriately spent, in line with your application and our terms and conditions.

For all of these reasons, we’ll ask you to send us an end of grant report, confirming your expenditure and sharing information about 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.  We’ll send you a link to the online end of grant report form with treasurer’s confirmation form around the same time as we make your grant payment.

We might also arrange to come and visit your project, or contact you during the project to discuss your progress.

Contact us

If you would like more information or to discuss your application please get in touch with the Grants Team via

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