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Grant Aid

We are pleased to have protected a grant aid budget for the voluntary sector of £1.62M.  This budget is ring-fenced to the Sheffield voluntary, community and faith sector.  The fund is used to support voluntary sector organisations that are delivering city-wide services and activities that support our Corporate Priorities.

In 2016, grant aid was reviewed and our Cabinet approved a new grant aid programme in September 2016.  Therefore, 2015/16 was the last year of the Voluntary Sector Grants Fund that had funded since 2012.  The groups funded through the Voluntary Sector Grants Fund in 2016/17 are described in this document.

Groups funded through the Voluntary Sector Grants Fund 2016-17


From April 2017 the new funds that we fund through Grant Aid will be:

  • Core Service Grants – applications for this fund are not open.  A list of organisations funded can be found below.
  • Voluntary Sector Infrastructure – applications are now closed for this fund.  The purpose of the fund is to provide a range of funding, finance, legal and general advice and support to voluntary sector organisations in the city.  The 4 outcomes the fund supports are:
  • Tackling Inequalities – details of how to apply. Deadline for applications is 28 March 2017.
  • Lunch Clubs for Older People – details about lunch clubs, including more information about the clubs the council funds.
  • BME Older People’s Activities – details of how to apply.  Deadline for applications is Friday 10 March 2017.
  • Equality and Fairness – details about equality and fairness grants, including how to apply.  Deadline for applications is noon on Monday 27 February 2017.

This page will be updated with information on which groups have successfully been awarded grants as these are approved.


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