Small Grants

Our Small Grants Fund is aimed at helping small voluntary & community groups, small charities and other types of not for profit organisation with grants of between £200 and £2000. This is for projects which can help with either direct project costs or costs relating to the ongoing development needs of the organisation which will allow them to better meet the needs of the people they support.

Priority will be given to organisations that support those that are most disadvantaged either because they are based in an area of disadvantage or because they work with a community disadvantaged for some other reason. Priority will also be given to work which addresses needs identified by local people.

Funding can be used for either project or core running and development costs. If you are applying for core running costs, please tell us how this will help to support your organisational development to meet the needs of your beneficiaries.

If you are applying for funding for a specific project, the scheme can fund 100% of project costs or can be part of a combination of funding to meet the full amount needed however it is unlikely that priority will be given to projects where the grant award would represent less than 20% of the total project cost.

Size of grants

Grants are available of between £200 and £2000

Who can apply?

Applicants must:-

  • Be a small voluntary organisation, community group, small charity or other type of not for profit organisation provided that the purpose of the grant is wholly charitable
  • Be based in North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, York or Hull
  • Have a constitution or governing document
  • Have an annual income of under £100k per annum

How to apply?

Before applying, please read the Small Grants Guidance Notes 2021 for this grant scheme carefully.

Then follow the link below to apply.

Finally, attach your supporting documents to your application. Alternatively, you can email them to the office. Your application is only complete when we have received all your supporting documents.

When to apply?

You can apply at any time. We aim to give you a decision within four weeks.

It is unlikely that we will be able to offer any individual group more than one small grant in a 12 month period.