Belfrey Fund

St Michael le Belfrey Church (also known as The Belfrey) created The Belfrey Fund. The Belfrey is a city-centre resource church based next to York Minster, serving the city and region. The fund provides support for social action work being done by charities in York, especially those working at grassroots and local community level.

This Belfrey Fund is part of The Belfrey’s Love York Post-Pandemic Fund, which was set up in 2021, to aid the recovery of the community of York as it emerges from the pandemic. The Love York Post-Pandemic Fund is particularly focused on the areas of poverty, mental health, and young people and families.

Fund Priorities

The fund will support charitable activities that focus on:

  • Poverty
  • Mental Health
  • Young People and Families

Size of grants

You can either apply for up to £5,000, or for a smaller grant of up to £1,000.

If you apply for the larger amount, your project should provide deep or ongoing support, or have significant impact for one or more of the fund priorities.

You can apply for up to £1,000 for smaller or one-off projects, especially if your project brings joy into people’s lives. Your project should still meet one of the fund’s three priorities.


Who can apply?

You should meet our general eligibility criteria. To apply, your organisation must be supporting people living in York.

How to apply?

Firstly, please check that you are eligible to apply to us here.

Then, please read the Belfrey Guidance Notes carefully. We have updated them since the last round.

Next, use the link below to apply.

Finally, please make sure you have attached all your supporting documents to your application. You can also email supporting documents to us. Your application is only complete when we have received all your supporting documents.

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?

You can apply now.

Our next deadline is the 28th of August 2023, with decisions made in early October. You will hear from us by mid-October with the outcome.


Recently awarded grants

Belfrey Decisions Round 1

Round 2 Successful Belfrey Applicants

Areas covered