Providing vital support for youth opportunities, general welfare and conservation in Yorkshire

Dulverton Trust Fund logoThe Dulverton Trust Fund supports community groups putting on charitable activities throughout North and East Yorkshire that address local need. The causes they support directly match the Trust’s existing priorities of youth opportunities, general welfare and conservation and preservation.

The grants made by The Dulverton Trust Fund reach deeply into rural Yorkshire and also address the needs in post industrial towns like Selby and Goole as well reducing inequality in Hull.

In the last year the fund has provided 18 grants awarding a total of £85,916 to all corners of the region to meet issues close to the Foundation’s core values.

Funding was awarded to:

  • Support local solutions to meet local needs
  • Promote community cohesion
  • Develop sustainable and supportive communities
  • Provide social and educational development opportunities
  • Support general conservation and protection of wildlife habitats
  • Support the protection of heritage assets and the preservation of heritage skills

Harriet Johnson, Head of Programmes at Two Ridings stated:

“The Dulverton Trust recognise that through working with Two Ridings they can support local charitable organisations in North & East Yorkshire that focus on core values of youth opportunity, general welfare and conservation and preservation. Their funding has reached all corners of the region, meeting the needs of local communities from Hull in the south to Richmond in the North”

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Funding awarded to: 

Create Arts Development Ltd, SCARBOROUGH:  Funding provides staff time for a a new team member to update the business plan to apply for funding and support a new volunteer programme. The strategic approach will unlock Create’s potential so that the organisation is not only sustainable but has the tools to flourish  £5,000

Woodmeadow Trust, SELBY: Funding to cover organisational costs and volunteer training. It will also be spent on delivering in house training around wildflower identification, Great Crested Newt ID training alongside coppicing workshops and scything and meadow management workshops  £5,000

Toranj Tuition, HULL:  This project supports 10 refugee and asylum seeker young people who recently arrived in the UK. Training in English, citizenship and employability skills, access to work placement, and sessions with BAME peer-mentors who provide advice on integration into the community, overcoming cultural and linguistic barriers and finding a career. The aim is to to improve their employability and language skills, boost their self-confidence, and support their integration into the local community. £5,000

Home-Start Richmondshire, RICHMOND: Funding used to continue the employment of a Volunteer Co-ordinator. This role is important as volunteers support families through befriending, practical tasks, transport and many other things. £5,000

Reaching rural communities and inner city projects

Settle Community and Business Hub CIC, Craven Funding used to increase the Office Managers hours by 5hours a week (on average) and cover rental costs for 12months. The organisation has recently subscribed to Xero for accounting but know they are not using it as effectively and efficiently as possible. The increase in hours will enable the Office Manger to put better financial processes and procedures in place – saving the organisation time and money £4,836

City of Hull Sport and Community Group City of Hull Sport and Community Group use their fund into run a weekly work-readiness and wellbeing workshop that aims to equip young people aged 18-24with the skills, confidence, and knowledge to enter positive economic activity and lead healthier lifestyles. £4,080

Scarborough Over 50s Friendship Centre Funding to host a day trip to the Yorkshire Dales and a senior sports day for older people who are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation. The events will revitalise the membership and help our members old and new to recover after the pandemic when not activities were not possible. £2,250

Ensuring people feel supported and can gain confidence

Hull Sisters Ltd, HULL  Funding to cover tutor costs and a contribution towards the organisation’s utilities/insurance. The tutor will support women in a culturally sensitive way and develop their English skills, maths, cooking and communication skills. Participation results in women developing a wide range of skills to support their personal lives, family lives, how they function in the community and supporting employment searching and acquisition. £5,000

The Peel Project CIC, HULL: Funding for staff costs and venue hire. The new staff member will focus on engaging with the community running a 3 month’s community kitchen programme provided by Hull Food Partnership and delivering 2 weekly fitness sessions predominantly to women who do not speak English and are unemployed and economically inactive. £5,000

New Life Support, GOOLE: Funding used to ensure the youth club can continue to support young people. The physical and challenging activities will encourage positive lifestyle changes and reduce anti-social behaviours. The drop-ins will have games, arts and crafts, sports and quizzes. The overall aim of the work is to provide meaningful support to vulnerable young people aged 11-16 to motivate them to achieve succession all areas of their lives coping with transitions and confident indecisions. £5,000

Helping young people develop and reaching those affected by poverty

The Creative Rise CIC, KNARESBOROUGH  Funding to run ‘campfire conversations’ which will engage with young people to develop an eco-education hub in the town centre. These conversations will ensure youth voices are heard and they will have the opportunity to be involved in the programme as it develops. £4,750

ACRCADE, SCARBROUGH: Funding used to engage with young people, many of whom experience poor mental health, trauma and chatoic home lives. The 8 month creative programme sees weekly sessions that will build confidence, social networks and give young people an opportunity to create their own film.£5,000

Thunk-It Theatre, YORK: Funding used to provide sessions for LGBTQIA+ community in rural Pocklington. The young people will be involved for 6 months working together to build their confidence and lead the event that celebrates Pride. This event will be a celebration of where these young people come from and where they want to go. Celebrating Pocklington and the surrounding areas, whilst also inspiring positive change in attitudes and beliefs. £5,000

Ryedale Community Foodbank, MALTON: Funding used to provide food parcels to people living in poverty in the Ryedale District. Food poverty is a very serious concern in the area with the organisation providing food parcels to around 240 a month. £5,000

Combatting loneliness and providing hope

Sparks Project CIC, SCARBOROUGH: Sparks Project addresses the needs of local people revolving around poverty and the knock-on effects of that including debt, food, fuel poverty, mental health issues, benefits training and employment. Funding will be used to support the general staffing costs of the organisation whilst they go through transitioning to a charity thus enabling them to access more funding. £5,000

The Dales and Bowland CIC, GARGRAVE, CRAVEN: The Dales and Bowland CIC use their funding to run the Wensleydale Flyer bus service on Sundays and Bank Holidays whhen public transport is not available. The service helps combat social exclusion enabling accessibility for younger and older people in particular and those who live in single-person households and households with no access to car, or where the only car is not available. £5,000

Raise the Roof -HULL: Funding to support core overheads of an organisation that works with homeless people. The numbers are increasing and the organisation feeds between 40 and 60 people a week. They want to not only feed the homeless, but also break the cycle of homelessness giving people the support – at the right time – to move back in accommodation and society. £5,000