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Published at 11:44 am Tue Dec 8th, 2020

Tips & Tricks to help with your fundraising strategies. Includes:

- Application templates
- Guidance
- Budget templates
- Funding advice
- Local and National Funders

Hull and East Riding Arts' Funders

  • I Am Fund- Supporting projects that connect young people with the arts and are dedicated to investing in a next generation of creatives. Up to £10k, funding rounds in March, July and November. Applications via
  • HEY ACT- Provides small pots of money to individuals seeking a career in the arts who need financial support for auditions, travel, materials etc. Up to £1000, open all year round. Applications via
  • Hull City Arts- Arts activities that are within the Hull city boundary and open to the general public. Up to £5k, applications via their website.
  • Beverley Town Council- The Beverley Town Council Grants Scheme has been updated, to enable a wider range of local organisations, charities and events to be able to apply for financial support. The intention of these grants is to support events and projects which will primarily benefit the people and town of Beverley. Up to £2000, download application forms via their website. 
  • Two Ridings- Two Ridings Community Foundation is a hub for donors to channel funds directly to grassroots charities. Our aim is simple but vital. We raise and distribute funds fairly & efficiently. Applications via
  • Sir James Reckitt- The Sir James Reckitt Charity's principal object is to support charitable causes which serve the public benefit, particularly in Kingston upon Hull and the county of East Yorkshire; and also those associated with the Society of Friends. Applications by letter, guidance on website.
  • St Hugh's Foundation- supporting highest standards of arts practice Hull, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire through provision of an annual Award programme and development workshops.

To access and apply for more local funding programmes visit Beecan and register your organisation for free


National Arts' Funders

A Guide to Fundraising- This report was written to try and help organisations think about their fundraising with greater realism and to improve their chances of success. It is aimed at small organisations, those (however large) who are just starting to think about raising more voluntary income, or anybody else who finds it useful.

Arts Council England- The national development agency for creativity and culture. Applications via their website. Find word document versions of applications below.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation- PHF use resources to support social change, working towards a just and equitable society in which everyone, especially young people, can realise their full potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives.

Youth Music- grants given to run music making projects or create career progression opportunities in music. Applications via their website.

Unity Theatre Trust- To advance the education of the public by fostering, promoting and increasing the interest of the public in the art of drama and in the co-related arts

The Ragdoll Foundation- supporting arts, cultural and youth-focused organisations working with children and young people through the arts, artists and creative media

Theatres Trust- Grants address improvements and urgent repairs to theatre buildings and we welcome applications and enquiries from all eligible theatres.


Please find downloadable resources below: