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Small Grants Fund
Please find below details of small grant funds from:
Voluntary Sector Liaison Team Town Hall, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield S1 2HH
Tel: 0114 273 4113  Fax: 0114 273 6421 Email: vslt@sheffield.gov.uk
You will find more information about us and the Small Grants Fund on the Council Website: www.sheffield.gov.uk/smallgrants
The Council Small Grants Fund is a simple, fast track grant scheme for projects that want to make a difference in their local community.  We are keen to fund small voluntary, community and self-help projects run by and for local people. We prioritise activities that:
  • Benefit the welfare needs of people who are at risk of social exclusion because of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability or sexuality;
  • Are based in areas of the city where the local population is disadvantaged when compared to the city average;
  • Promote integration and greater understanding between people of different backgrounds and cultures;
  • Promote inter-generational activities that bring older people and younger people together;
  • Promote health and well-being; and
  • Encourage people to be active in their local communities by volunteering and developing new skills.
You do not need to have a formal constitution or be a registered charity to apply but you do need to have a bank account in the groups name with a least two unrelated signatories.  In your application, you need to show that your project or group involves at least 15-20 people, aims to tackle a particular need and has a co-operative, partnership or self-help approach.
We fund a wide range of costs and activities.  Some frequently requested items are:
 
  • Room hire
  • Tutor/speaker/entertainer costs
  • Volunteer expenses (out of pocket fares)
  • Trips
  • Equipment and materials
  • Administration costs
  • Regular transport costs for disabled members
We do not give grants for food, costs for the benefit of individuals or groups with large unrestricted funds or a high annual income.
We are available if you need help to fill in the application form.  For more information about the Small Grants Fund and an application pack please contact us.