apply to our small grants fund!

UPDATE: deadline extended 

we understand that many organisations are busy preparing their response to Covid-19, therefore we have extended the deadline for applications to 12pm, 30/3/20.

We’re launching a small grants fund to support projects promoting financial inclusion in South Yorkshire.

We can provide up to £5,000 to fund new financial inclusion initiatives, or fund an existing project to take it to the next level of impact and reach. Projects can be across the South Yorkshire region or covering a smaller area. They can be aimed at a wide range of people or targeted to a specific group.

we will fund projects that:

Contribute to the overall aims of the Good Credit Project by either:

  • Reducing the need for credit (e.g. helping people to manage their budget or get the right benefits, providing reduced cost goods and services, etc.)
  • Taking steps to improve credit scores (e.g. schemes to increase voter registration, recognising rent payments toward credit scores, etc.),
  • Or improving the credit environment (e.g. offering better credit options)

And that demonstrate good value for money.

Applicants must be a registered charity, a community group with its own governing document, or a social enterprise. We welcome partnership applications, including charities, groups or social enterprises in partnership with public sector bodies or private businesses.
We cannot provide grants directly to individuals.

how to apply

Our short applications form asks:

What the grant money will be used for.

How you will monitor the project’s impact, including measuring its output and outcomes.


Applications open: 28/02/2020
Deadline for submission of applications: 12pm 30/03/20

The grants panel will meet on 01/04/20
Grants will be awarded by 06/04/20

Projects must be underway within a month of the grant being awarded and completed within 12 months

We will want to know how your project is progressing, and will ask for monitoring information appropriate to the size and scale of the project. We will publish details of the grants made on this website.