Funding advice for Local Voluntary, Community, Charities and Faith Sector Groups

This page provides guidance for the VCF sector on the funding opportunities.

Elected Members Ward Budget (Grants up to £3k available)

This funding seeks to provide financial support for smaller groups, who may not be eligible for other funding streams, to make a positive impact in their community. Each Elected Member has an allocation of £3k and will be working closely with local groups to ensure resources are targeted at those most vulnerable in our communities in a safe and responsible way. Key areas include tackling social isolation, supporting statutory services to enable them to focus on and deliver essential services and creative ideas around the five ways to well-being to keep people (or get) people connected. Further information is available from your local elected members.

Bespoke funding searches and the latest external funding news

The Policy & Insight Team throughout this period will continue to issue regular external funding bulletins detailing the latest external funding opportunities, in addition, the team have the facility to undertake bespoke external grant searches, if you would like to receive this information please do not hesitate to contact

Doncaster Movement (crowdfunding platform)

If you are interested in an alternative way of financing your project, the Council in collaboration with SpaceHive currently run a crowdfunding platform, the platform is easy to use and contains support from SpaceHive to ensure the pitch reaches its target audience.

Other sources of information and support for VCF

In addition to the above, a number of Regional and National organisations have taken the unprecedented step of launching UK wide disaster relief funds in response to the coronavirus, our regular external funding newsletter will signpost you to the details of these and the specific details of eligibility, in addition, we have dedicated external funding staff that can advise you on eligibility rules and procedure.


Last updated: 10 March 2022 11:54:01