Cost of Living Crisis Fund

The York, North and East Yorkshire and Hull Cost of Living Crisis Fund has been providing funding to support groups, people and communities with the spiralling cost of living since September 2022. 

We are currently in the process of assessing applications received since September 2023, and will be making a new round of grants across the region before the end of the year. 

In order to be able to continue supporting vital work with communities and local people who are experiencing food and fuel poverty and hardship, we are also fundraising for new donations to the Fund.

We anticipate being able to run further rounds of funding from early 2024 and will advertise these opportunities as soon as they are available. 

cost of living crisis fund

Size of grants

Grants up to £2,000 – York, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and Hull

These grants can be used to provide emergency support in the form of food support, fuel support or purchasing essential items for distribution to local people. It could also be used to enable your organisation to provide activities, or create a warm and welcoming space, for people affected by the cost of living crisis.

Grants up to £5,000 – York,  North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and Hull

For these grants we would expect funding to provide emergency support to local people as outlined above (up to £2,000). For community groups playing a significant role supporting their community, up to £3,000 could also be used to support your core overheads.


Who can apply?

Before applying, please read our How to Apply page for information on general eligibility

Groups applying should meet our criteria

  • Be a not-for-profit organsiation
  • Have a constitution/governing document
  • Have at least 3 unrelated people on your management committee
  • Have accounts (or if you are recently established a forecast for the year)
  • Bank statement in the name of the organisation

As a general guide we consider a small charity to have an income of under £500k per annum. If your income is over this we may still be able to fund you. However we ask that you contact us before making an application.