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Key Information

This page tells you about different ways to search for grants.  You'll find links to grant portals and organisations who specialise in fundraising and tracking funders. It also has some recommended steps for first time grant applicants. Most of the information and advice you can access is completely free too.

There are 8,800 grant making Trusts and Foundations in the UK, giving around £2.7 billion a year to charities with more than 1,700 of these registering with the Charity Commission in 2020 - the largest increase for eight years. This growth is something to be celebrated and should be a great boost to charities and other groups helping to meet the needs of our communities.

With so many funding streams available, thoroughly researching charitable trusts and foundations to support your group is crucial to unlocking potential funding for your group.

Local funding advice and support

In the East Riding there are a number of organisations who can help you with funding and fundraising. They’re often also connected to commissioning, contracts and tenders.

Local councils 

East Riding Council works with community foundations and local infrastructure organisations who provide these services for them. 

Community Foundations

As the accredited Community Foundation for our region, Two Ridings have access to national and governmental funds to distribute locally. Visit their website

Support, development and infrastructure organisations

These organisations help charities and voluntary sector organisations look for funding, offer a wide variety of advice and guidance and may have funding to give out locally too for grass roots projects.  They are.

Beecan - HEY Smile Foundation's -Funding platform

ERVAS website 

HEY Smile Foundation - website

Humber & Wolds Rural Action website

Sector Connect (Hull CVS & Forum) website

Selby District Association of Voluntary Service website

Key Resources

East Riding 4 Community is the site to access community funding support for the East Riding area. Visit site

My Funding Central is a database of grant funding and social investment sources. This service is available to organisations with an annual income below £1m and is free for organisations under £30k.  Visit site

The Institute of Fundraising  - champion the voice of the fundraising sector, making sure the needs and priorities of their members are represented with the media and governments across the UK. Visit their website for all your fundraising help, support and guidance Institute of Fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland stand up for best practice in fundraising,  protecting donors and supporting the vital work of fundraisers. They work in partnership with other regulators and representative bodies in the charitable and fundraising sectors to build public confidence and ensure consistent fundraising standards across the UK.

Grants Online is an to date UK grant funding information service.  Updated on a daily basis, the services  informs you of grant funding opportunities from the European Union, UK Government Agencies, the Lottery as well as Grant Making Trusts & Foundations.

Charity Excellence - free, easy to use, digital toolkit, funder database and resource base.

GrantNav is 360Giving’s search-engine for grants data. Search, explore and download grants data published by UK funders in the 360 Giving Data Standard.

Funds Online is an online funding database from the Directory of Social Change (DSC), the site will help you discover funding opportunities suited to your groups needs.  Access 8,000 funders giving over £8bn.

Practical tips and step-by-step guides on how to find the money you need for your community group, organisation or charity can be found on the NCVO site

Gift Aid

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Intelligence Hub


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Published at 2:43 pm Thu Dec 9th, 2021

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