What this funded

The Bettys and Taylors Group Coronavirus Community Fund has been running for a number of years (originally as their Community Fund) to enable the well-known Yorkshire family business to provide community support throughout the region.

The April 2022 round of funding focused around projects and initiatives that promote good health and wellbeing, reduce inequalities and reduce loneliness and isolation throughout the whole Yorkshire region

£50,011 was invested into the region with 15 community organisations awarded grants.


Much of the funding will be used for core and staff costs to enable the community organisations to continue the support they provide

Katherine Odom, Grants Officer at Two Ridings said

“The Bettys and Taylors Group are continually wanting to give back and invest in the communities they work around. Fully aware that that pandemic has squeezed so many organisations, they recognise that covereing core costs is crucial in order to promote wellbeing, equality and tackle isolation in our region.”

Learn more & apply for Bettys and Taylors Group Community Fund

Funding awarded to:

Clean Slate Solutions Funding for staff and overheads to support ex-offenders into employment

East Yorkshire Community Transport Limited To employ a Fundraising Coordinator to aid service delivery

Federation of Disability Sport Yorkshire Running costs

Fight Against Blindness Donation

Go Kids Go Wheelchair sport sessions

Happy Tears Foundation Mentoring high risk young people in Leeds

Holme Valley Transport Scheme Car and staff costs

Home-Start York Core costs to support families

Prentice Hill CIC Volunteer Coordinator and community cinema

Revival North Yorkshire Administrative support for one year

St Thomas Church Staff and training for weekly drop-in cafe

TCD Instructor for Dance group for over 60s

York Inspirational Kids Office costs to continue activities

York Neighbours Staff recruitment

Happy Healthy You Exercise sessions for South Asian women