Sheffield Chinese Community Centre and St Wilfred‟s Centre have been awarded two, one-off grants from the council’s grant aid budget.
A “tackling inequalities” grant of £7,500 has been given to Sheffield Chinese Community Centre while a “core service” grant of £12,200 goes to St Wilfrid’s Centre.
Both organisations had already received grants from the council and the latest cash will help them secure more long term funding.
A report says: “Sheffield Chinese Community Centre aims to serve the Chinese community, promote Chinese culture and improve community relationships.
“They provide a range of services to meet the health, social, welfare and development needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable Chinese people to help them achieve a better quality of life and better access to services.
“In addition to this the Community Centre acts as a vital bridge between public services and the Chinese community in Sheffield.
“St Wilfred‟s Centre is a community where homeless, vulnerable and social-excluded people can find understanding, practical assistance, a sense of belonging and the support to regain their self-esteem.
“It aims to provide people with opportunities to improve their quality of life. St Wilfrid‟s offers practical help, information and support for clients including access to showering facilities, a laundry, drop-in cafe and food parcels.
“There is also a wide programme of activities including literacy, pottery, drama, computing, sewing, arts and crafts”