Funding body information

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Barnsley MBC
Corporate Mail Room
PO Box 634
S70 9GG
01226 770770

Point of contact:

Rebecca Battye, Funding Adviser, 01226 773447,


Barnsley Metropolitan County Council does not have a specific voluntary sector unit and as a result, does not run any formal grant schemes for voluntary sector groups.

However, the council does have a dedicated page which details external funding opportunities available to voluntary sector groups in the Barnsley region, which can be found here. It also signposts organisations to other areas of funding (such as European).

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your Commissioner''

Useful organisations:

Voluntary Action Barnsley: