Bettys and Taylors Group Community Fund

Bettys & Taylors Group logoBettys and Taylors Group have developed this fund as a part of their community support activity. So they wish to support activity that centres on social mobility and employability.

You can apply if you are a small charity or community group, based in or serving the communities of North Yorkshire or York.

Your project should support:

  • Skills development (life skills such as cookery, literacy, communication, IT) that supports people onto the pathway to employability,
  • Enhancing employability through formal skills, training, and education.

We will give priority to groups who:

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the needs they are addressing,
  • Are based within a radius of approximately 15 miles of Bettys Café Tea Rooms and the Bettys and Taylors head office. These are located in York, Harrogate, Northallerton and Ilkley,
  • Are based in an area of deprivation or work with a community disadvantaged for another reason,
  • Have an annual income of under £500k based on the most recent annual accounts (if your income is over this amount, we recommend that you speak to us before making an application).

Size of grants

You can apply for between £5,000 and £10,000.

What can I apply for?

You can apply for project costs, and full cost recovery to support that project. If you need support with full cost recovery, please have at look at our guide: full cost recovery

However, please do not apply for core costs alone, or capital costs alone, except where small equipment costs are part of a larger request. For example, you could apply for a laptop or computer to assist with administration, or kitchen equipment, or learning resources alongside training costs.

Who can apply?

You can apply if your organisation is a:

  • constituted voluntary and community group
  • registered charity
  • co-operative
  • social enterprise
  • community interest company (CIC’s will be subject to additional scrutiny as outlined in our grant making policy)

Also, please read the guidance notes in full for all the priorities for the fund.

How to apply?

Before you apply, please read our ‘How to Apply’  page for information on general eligibility. Next, please read the Bettys & Taylors Group Community Fund Guidance Notes  The Guidance Notes tell you more about what we are looking for. We have updated them, so please read them even if you have applied before.

Then follow the link below to complete the online form. At the end of the application form we are asking you to accept the terms and conditions of holding a grant. This is because if you are successful, we can make payment more quickly.

Lastly, we only consider your application complete when we have received all your supporting documentation. You can add them to the application form, or you can email your documents to [email protected]

Please note: If you are sending your supporting documents in the post, please can we ask that they are NOT stapled. Thank you so much!


When to apply?

we are now open for applications. The next deadline is the 1st July 2024. We will let you know a decision by the end of September 2024.

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