Deakin and Withers Fund is administered by South Yorkshire Community Foundation, allowing women nationwide to apply for a grant of up to £880 to ease financial difficulty and hardship if they meet the following criteria.
Beginning in September 2018, the Ummeed women’s reading group has become an invaluable asset to its members. With SYCF funding, they have been able to purchase appropriate reading books and cover the cost of a tutor and room hire costs.
Saffron Sheffield offers free, specialist services for women in Sheffield who are suffering psychological trauma due to experiences of abuse or trauma as children or adults. Funding helped to hire a part-time specialist therapist who provided 1:1 psychotherapy for young women aged 16 – 26 in Sheffield
The Deakin and Withers fund was able to provide support to "Anne", who was struggling under the limited support provided by pension credits, especially after having just moved to smaller accommodation, which had required a number of necessary expenditures.
This women’s netball club is based in the village of Harthill in Rotherham and is open to ladies who like to play in the local area. Funding has helped them to buy essential equipment such as netballs, post protectors, roller driers for the courts and bibs.