The Deakin and Withers Fund

Please read the Essential Information before applying. 

Help us to help your parishioners, a fund in support of women living in hardship.


Things can happen in your life and you may need help paying for personal or household items that you can’t cover


South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation administer the Deakin and Withers fund and this supports single, divorced or widowed women over 40, living in hardship or facing financial difficulty. To apply you must be a member of a church which is a member of Churches together in Britain and Ireland.The grant funding can support a range of essential household items or utility bills.  If you are successful the award is made by cheque, within six weeks of receiving your application.


Each grant application is assessed on its own merit and help offered depending on individual circumstances. Most of our awards are for around £500.


For more information and to access an application form from South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation go to our web-site or ring Karen Alsop on 01142 429003, if you would like to discuss making an application.


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