What do we fund?
- Organisations with charitable status and MUST be registered with the Charity Commission.
- Charities based and embedded in Yorkshire with direct benefit to Yorkshire communities. We may fund projects run by national charities ONLY if the project is specifically benefitting the Yorkshire Community, and with clear evidence of embedded local management and local control of financial budgets and grants, usually evidenced by a set of published Financial Accounts. Yorkshire branches and offices of charities controlled by a Head Office outside Yorkshire are unlikely to be successful.
- Core costs and specific projects for small and medium-sized charities with a current annual income of less than £500,000, and usually with unrestricted reserves of 6 months or less.
- Charities enabling disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in the community, which may enhance their quality of life and extend their opportunities.
During the 2016 accounting year we awarded 51 grants, totalling £436,527.
We are interested in funding charities which address community issues such as:
- Arts, education and sport
- Debt and benefits advice
- Domestic abuse and sexual violence
- Excluded young people
- Older people facing isolation
- Physical and learning disabilities
- Physical and mental health
- Prevention of re-offending
- Refugees, asylum-seekers and ethnic minorities
- Rural isolation
- Substance misuse
- Support in bereavement
- Support for disadvantaged communities