Doncaster VCFS Fund - now open!

We are interested in supporting activities related to the following: 

  • Food and other essential items  
  • Befriending (digital programmes to support)   
  • Providing IT equipment  
  • Transport  
  • Homelessness  
  • Clothing (winter warmth) 
  • Community support  
  • Libraries  
  • Carers support  
  • Hospital discharge   
  • Domestic violence  
  • Bereavement support  
  • Mental health and wellbeing programmes, resources and support
  • Support for those who are self-isolating   
  • Support with employment and skills 
  • Training opportunities, including digital inclusion  
    Funding Available

Applications up to £5,000 can be submitted. 

Funding Panel 

The distribution of this funding will be managed by the Social Isolation Alliance. A panel, consisting of representatives from the VCFS sector and the Local Authority, will adjudicate each application. The panel will meet fortnightly from November 2021 to assess the bids submitted and to agree awards. Payments will be processed promptly to allow work to be started quickly. This fund will remain open until funding has been allocated. 

Eligibility criteria 

To be eligible to apply for and receive funding your group must fit the following criteria: 

Be a not for profit, third sector, voluntary or community group. 

  • Be connected with or meet the needs of Doncaster communities. 
  • Have a bank or building society account where at least two signatories are required to draw funds. 
  • Have a governing document that has a minimum of name, aim and membership. 
  • Meet due diligence requirements especially around safeguarding. 
  • Have evidence of community involvement in their application. 

Grant amount:  

Up to £5,000 

As a condition of funding and in addition to the reporting requirements, we would ask you to help us in capturing stories, experiences and conversations about your projects and how they have impacted the people you are supporting and the wider community. 

Other Information 

Organisations can only apply for the VCFS Winter Support Fund once. 

Applications will be considered from organisations that have previously applied for and been successful in receiving the VCFS Humanitarian Fund/Emergency Winter Support Fund.
If your application for the VCFS Winter Support Fund is linked to your previous VCFS Humanitarian Fund/Emergency Winter Support Fund project, evidence that your outcomes were achieved and the project was successful will need to be submitted. To discuss this further, please contact 


Information outlining supporting documents that need to be submitted as well as the reporting requirements for the grant can be found on the Application Form (also available in Word Document). Organisations that do not have financial accounts, can complete the Balance Sheet and Income Statement

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