Would £5k be a big boost for your group?

Apply to pitch at our Dragons’ Den event to get unrestricted funding for your community project

On the 14th October 2021 six local charitable groups will come together to present 5 minute pitches to six Yorkshire ‘Dragons’ for their chance to secure funding to benefit their local community and showcase the work they do.

With funds donated by the local ‘Dragons’ – business people interested in supporting local charities-  and matched by Two Ridings Community Foundation, each charity has the opportunity to secure between £2-5k of a £30k pot.

Two Ridings Dragons' Den

Two Ridings are currently looking for the six charities who want to present; three from North Yorkshire including York and three from East Yorkshire, including Hull.

“Don’t worry, you don’t have to be brilliant at presenting to apply, what you need to be able to do is get across who you are, what you do, why it matters and what funds you need in a short, passionate, 5 minute pitch. We are interested in your project and how it benefits people in your area, not a slick, professional pitch.”

The Two Ridings Dragons’ Den will be held at Birdsall House, Malton, the home of James and Cara Willoughby on the boundary of East and North Yorkshire. It will be hosted by the North and East Yorkshire High Sheriffs. There will be a friendly audience of influential Yorkshire people supporting all the charities at this exciting event.

As well as the opportunity to secure some funding – and nobody leaves the ‘Den’ empty handed – each group gets the chance to meet, network and share their stories with key players in the region, so after the event, your profile will skyrocket.

Regional media will also be fully briefed giving you a platform for further coverage and profile raising.

“Our aim is to really showcase you, the groups we work with. We want to show how you make a difference right where it is needed, so please do not hesitate to apply.”



To apply for this year’s Dragons’ Den complete the High Sheriff’s Dragons Den 2021 document by 31 July 2021.