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Local Funding

Hays Travel Foundation

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Hays Travel Foundation Grants are available for registered charities of between £3,000 and £15,000 and local causes which help young people up to 25 develop in at least one of these areas:

  • education
  • prevention of poverty
  • health
  • arts
  • culture or sports.

Groups should be in areas where Hays Travel have a branch. Hay have branches in Hull, Beverley and Bridlington

For more information go to the Foundation’s website

Fraisthorpe Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

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Deadline 30th September

The Fraisthorpe Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund is being made available by Octopus Solutions, the developers of the Fraisthorpe wind farm, to support projects that improve the local quality of life and community resources for residents who live in the parish council areas of Barmston and Fraisthorpe, Carnaby and part of the area served by Bridlington town council that sits south of the Spa.

Grants are available of between £500 and £10,000

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Enhance quality of life for local residents
  • Contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities
  • Promote community spirit and encourage community activity

Open 1st August 2019 – 30th September 2019

For more information go to the Two Ridings Foundation

KCOM Community Grants

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Next Deadline 2nd August

KCOM’s community grants scheme gives funding to charities, community groups and schools that are working to make a positive difference to life in the region. Every three months they award three grants of up to £1,000 each.

Anyone living in Hull or the areas of East Yorkshire where KCOM provide phone and broadband services can apply for a grant.

The application must be on behalf of a local community group, charity, voluntary group, club, school or other not-for-profit organisation.

The grant must be used to benefit people living in the region. It can be used for specific purchases or to run activities or an event.

Previous grants have been used to stage poetry competitions, create gardens, run community-based weight loss programmes and to buy everything from sports equipment to school library books.

Grants must be used within six months of being awarded.

For more information go to the KCOM website

East Riding Year of Green Action Community Fund

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Deadline 7th July

East Riding’s Year of Green Action Community Fund, which will provide £10,000 locally to facilitate the ambitions of the Government’s Year of Green Action (#YearofGreenAction).

The fund has been created by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, with advice and support for implementation provided through the LNP, the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership and the Council’s Sustainable Development Team.

The fund will support projects that encourage and promote events and activity that raise awareness of, and participation in, action that is beneficial to the environment. Eligible groups, organisations and businesses within the East Riding are able to apply for up to £1000 of grant funding. Information about the fund’s criteria and eligibility is in the attached guidance note. Background to the Year of Green Action is also available in the attached toolkit.

To apply for the fund, please click here to register and then select the “East Riding’s Year of Green Action Community Fund” from the grant scheme menu.

Bettys Trees For Life Fund

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Deadline 27th August

The Bettys Trees for Life fund has been developed as part of Bettys centenary year activities in 2019 to celebrate Bettys long term passion for trees, to enhance the local environment and improve access to and education about the natural world and green spaces around us.

The fund aims to support groups working to improve local green spaces and wildlife habitats through tree planting project, improved access to woodland and environmental management and education projects. The link between accessible green space and wellbeing is well documented and we are also interested in projects that aim to use environmental activity to promote good physical and mental health.

Grants are available of between £500 and £4000

You can find more information here

Hesslewood Children’s Trust (Hull Seamen’s And General Orphanage)

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The Trust provides funding that supports children and young people in

  • Education/training
  • The advancement of health or saving of lives
  • Amateur sport
  • Disability
  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science

To apply for funding you must be based in

  • East Riding Of Yorkshire
  • Kingston Upon Hull City
  • North Lincolnshire
  • Lincolnshire

There is no website – for more information e-mail misslynneb@aol.com, ring 01964 550 882 or write to 62 The Meadows, Cherry Burton, East Yorkshire, HU17 7RQ

The Wharfedale Foundation

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Deadline 13th September

This is a Trust that has its roots in the Christian tradition recognising a common practical vision of a better world with those of other faith traditions and none.  They aim to fund projects that address the divisions in society by developing greater understanding of social justice and diversity.

Main Funding Programme –  a two stage process for organisations with an income of up to £250,000. Although they may award up to £5,000, this is exceptional, the typical grant is normally around £2,000-£3,000.

Small Grants Programme – a one stage process  for smaller organisations with an income of less than £50,000  seeking grants of up to £500.

They fund projects:

  • that focus on neighbourhoods and communities of interest,
  • wher​e people are developing lasting relationships at a grassroots level,
  • with the potential for positive, longer term change,
  • that are willing to try out new ways of working that others can learn from,
  • promoting the inclusion of people experiencing the most social and economic hardship,
  • that enable people to be agents of change in their own lives and communities,

Selection criteria

Projects applying for funding need to:

  • be located within the Yorkshire and Humber region,
  • be able to demonstrate longer term financial and project planning, involving multiple streams of funding,
  • demonstrate innovative or creative ways of addressing areas of concern,
  • demonstrate how change and transformation can be achieved in one or more of the following ways:
    • creating greater inclusivity by breaking down barriers of fear based on for example religious, cultural, ethnic or social difference or financial hardship,
    • integrating marginalised groups into mainstream society and promoting a welcoming culture,
    • aiding the integration of marginalised groups through environmental projects,
    • developing greater understanding of these issues through carrying out research.

For more information go to the Foundation’s website

The Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge

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Deadline 10th June

The challenge is again taking place this year (for the eighth time). The Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge is open to young people aged 19 to 29. Candidates must be living in Hull or the East Riding, Ryedale or Scarborough area and have an enterprising idea such as a new business, a co-operative or a community enterprise project.

The shortlisted candidates will get the opportunity to pitch their idea to a panel of judges from the business community in July 2019

Prize money for the winners is, for the Post 18 section, up to £1000 for the individual or group

The deadline for applications is 10th June 2019

You can download an application form below

Badgers Sett Application form

Find out more about the Challenge here

CHCP Green Health Grants

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Deadline 1st July

Are you planning a project that will help the local environment? The City Health Care Partnership Foundation are looking for applications from voluntary and community organisations and/or other groups that will achieve one or more of these objectives:

  • Reduce waste
  • Reduction in use of plastics
  • Reduction in C02 emissions (e.g. sustainable/green travel projects)
  • Education projects for young people to encourage greener behaviour
  • Wildlife preservation/protection projects
  • Using less water – projects to preserve or reuse water

You must also demonstrate how you will improve the health and wellbeing of the communities you serve by meeting one or more of the existing charity objectives:

  • Improvements towards the Health and Well Being of Adults
  • Improvements towards the Health and Well Being of Children and Young People
  • Improvements in Public Health of communities, such as healthier lifestyles, stopping smoking, eating well and becoming more active
  • Improvements to specialist areas of Health and wellbeing, such as addictions and mental health services

The deadline for the next round of grants is 1st July 2019.

Please see guidance notes and application form on the website. Alternatively, for more information, please email chcp.foundation@nhs.net or call 01482 976926.

Scurrah Wainwright Charity

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Deadline 14th September

Grants are available to charitable organisations for projects taking place in Yorkshire with an emphasis on social reform and tackling the root causes of social inequality through innovative work.

The organisation need not be based in the region but the project itself must directly benefit the Yorkshire community.

National charitable organisations may only apply if the project is specifically working in the Yorkshire region, with clear evidence of local control and access to the grant.

Maximum Value:£ 5,000

Minimum Value: £ 1,000

The annual deadlines are 14 January; 14 May; and 14 September.

For more information go to the Trust’s website