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Would £5k be a big boost for your group?

June 14, 2021

Apply to pitch at our Dragons’ Den event to get unrestricted funding for your community project On the 14th October 2021 six local charitable groups will come together to present 5 minute pitches to six Yorkshire ‘Dragons’ for their chance to secure funding to benefit their local community and showcase the work they do. With funds donated by the local ‘ ...

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Would £5k be a big boost for your group?

How does last year’s funding breakdown?

Grants Analysis 2020/21 2021 has been an extraordinary year for every single person, community and business around the globe. The shutting down of society as we know it, the inability for the groups we support to fundraise or sustain themselves, the increase in health needs – just about everything coronavirus has thrown at us - has seen life at Two Ridings Community ...

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How does last year’s funding breakdown?

Lord Mayor of York Fund chooses their three local charities to support

Last month, York’s new Lord Mayor, Councillor Chris Cullwick, announced three charities the civic party will be fundraising for during their year in office; <a href="https://w ...

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Lord Mayor of York Fund chooses their three local charities to support

Job Opportunity – Grants Administrator

May 13, 2021

We are looking for a new team member - to be based at our office in York - who can support our grant making and office processes by providing accurate and effective administration. If you would like to be part of our small, friendly team supporting local communities to thrive then we would love to hear from you. Post: Grants Administrator Job Type: Permanent ...

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Job Opportunity – Grants Administrator

THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District re-opens 13 May to support local groups

May 11, 2021

Community groups and projects can apply for grants from THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District from this week supported by donations from THE LOCAL LOTTO and Harrogate-based Full Circle Funerals. As COVID19 restrictions continue to be lifted, THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District re-opens on 13 May 2021 for applications from local groups in the Harrogate district running projects or wanting ...

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THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District re-opens 13 May to support local groups

Deciding Together York Session 1

April 29, 2021

On 28th April 2021, 25 people came together to understand how can we fund work that tackles the root cause of multiple complex needs. This was the first of six sessions that will bring together people in York, including residents, students, c ...

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Deciding Together York Session 1

Hull’s Vulcan Learning Centre Bid Success

April 21, 2021

Vulcan Learning Centre successfully pitched and secured over £16,000 at a national event, back in January, by The Funding Network, an open network which links potential donors to charitable cases and social entrepreneurs through live crowdfunding. Two Ridings Community Foundation sponsored Vulcan at the event and made the first donation. The Vulcan Learning Centre were pitching for funds to up ...

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Hull’s Vulcan Learning Centre Bid Success

Delivering better futures with Made By Sport – ‘Clubs In Crisis’ fund launches

April 1, 2021

We’re pleased to have teamed up with Made By Sport to offer local sports clubs and organisations the opportunity to apply for a grant which can help support young people as they start to recover from the effects of t ...

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Delivering better futures with Made By Sport – ‘Clubs In Crisis’ fund launches

Selby Voice Resources

March 23, 2021

In March 2021 Two Ridings hosted a Selby Voice session with VCSE groups from across Selby District.  The headline takeaways were: Mental health is a collective concern at the moment ...

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Selby Voice Resources

Inclusive Engagement, Funding and Leadership – Tender opportunity. Deadline 12.00 noon 19 April 2021

March 12, 2021

Two Ridings Community Foundation wishes to engage suitably qualified organisation/individual/consortia to tender for three separate but aligned strands of work related to improving the understanding, reach and support to culturally diverse communities in the Two Ridings/Humber Coast and Vale (HCV) ICS area. The overall total value of the budget is £20,000 incl VAT The strands are: <li ...

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Inclusive Engagement, Funding and Leadership – Tender opportunity. Deadline  12.00 noon 19 April 2021

THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District supports ten local groups keep going during lockdown

[caption id=\"attachment_2718\" align=\"alignright\" width=\"600\"] Badapple Threatre - Youth Group pre Covid19[/caption] Groups heard this week about the outcome of their recent applications to THE LOCAL FUND for ...

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THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District supports ten local groups keep going during lockdown

HRH The Earl of Wessex ‘visits’ 6 North Yorkshire Projects funded by Community Foundation

February 27, 2021

On Thursday 25th February 2021, His Royal Highness, the Earl of Wessex met Two Ridings CEO Jan Garrill and six projects funded by the community foundation. The visit was hosted by Mrs Jo Ropner, The Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire. The Earl of Wessex congratulated all the projects on their service during the Coronavirus Crisis. The following groups were represented: <img class="wp-image-2 ...

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HRH The Earl of Wessex ‘visits’ 6 North Yorkshire Projects funded by Community Foundation

Danny Kruger, author of Levelling Up Our Communities report guest at Two Ridings webinar 25th March 2021

February 22, 2021

Danny Kruger MP, author of The Levelling Up Our Communities report, is the keynote speaker at Two Ridings Community Foundation webinar “Are we on the cusp of an Emerging New World?” on 25th March. Danny’s report sets out a vision of a post Covid world where charities and government work together for common good. Joining Danny at the webinar to discuss the changing role of philanth ...

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Danny Kruger, author of Levelling Up Our Communities report guest at Two Ridings webinar 25th March 2021

Got a burning question about applying or a grant – Two Ridings drop ins in January 2021

January 8, 2021

We know it is a challenging time for people running charitable organisations right now. With lockdown 3 it might mean you are struggling to work out how to deliver the activity you had planned and had funding from us, or it might mean you need additional funds. We want to be here for you and help you. <img class="size-medium wp-image-2462 alignleft" src="https://www.tworidingscf.org.uk/wp-conte ...

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Got a burning question about applying or a grant – Two Ridings drop ins in January 2021

Let’s look ahead and plan for the future

January 4, 2021

Whilst the start of 2021 seems to be as challenging as 2020, the team at Two Ridings is determined to focus on 2021 being about a positive future for all.  We asked our friends at Sidewalk Youth Project in Scarborough to give us their thoughts and images to inspire us and we are so pleased with what they gave us. It is very apt as we are currently working on developing our long term plan for the ...

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Let’s look ahead and plan for the future

Our long term plan…reframing, being creative and helping to give groups security?

December 17, 2020

Our long term plan...reframing, being creative, and helping to give groups security? On Tuesday 15th December, Harriet and Ali from the Two Ridings Team facilitated a focus group with a ...

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Our long term plan…reframing, being creative and helping to give groups security?

Two Ridings Annual Review 2019/20 published

December 11, 2020

Today 11th December, Two Ridings Community Foundation published its 2019/20 Annual Review. In the review the community foundation celebrate another significant year of grant making. It also pays tribute to many of the groups it has helped through grants to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. To view the Annual Review either download <a href="https://www.tworidingscf.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020 ...

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Two Ridings Annual Review 2019/20 published

Surviving the Covid Winter Campaign – Appeal Launched

November 18, 2020

This winter, vulnerable people in North and East Yorkshire will be colder, hungrier, more isolated, and more anxious than ever before. Two Ridings Community Foundation is launching an emergency appeal to raise £100,000 for essential funding for the charities, voluntary organisations and community groups that will provide a vital lifeline to our region. Since the start of the pandemic Two Ridin ...

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Surviving the Covid Winter Campaign – Appeal Launched

YUMI creates an inclusive community in York

October 28, 2020

October is Black History Month and so the editor of our newsletter asked for a perspective on life in lockdown from Anne, from YUMI. YUMI is a volunteer-led voluntary organisation that works with people from other cultures who have come to live in York. They deliver training and activities across the city that support individuals from all cultural backgrounds to integrate and connect with membe ...

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YUMI creates an inclusive community in York

York Small Charities Fund “Keep the Lights On” for 12 York groups with £51,000 in grants

October 23, 2020

[caption id=\"attachment_2340\" align=\"alignleft\" width=\"404\"] David Kerfoot, High Sheriff of North Yorkshire[/caption] This week twelve small, vital charities in York received grants ...

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York Small Charities Fund “Keep the Lights On” for 12 York groups with £51,000 in grants

Further help for Dales communities devastated by flooding

September 10, 2020

Two Ridings Community Foundation announced today, 10th September 2020, the launch of a financial support for individual households in Swaledale, Wensleydale & Arkengarthdale that were flooded in July 2019 who want to improve their home’s resilience to future flooding. To apply visit https://www.tworidingscf.or ...

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Further help for Dales communities devastated by flooding

A further £328,000 awarded to 22 local charities by Two Ridings Community Foundation

September 4, 2020

This week 22 local charities from across North & East Yorkshire received grants of £15,000 each from Two Ridings Community Foundation to support their essential running costs over the ...

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A further £328,000 awarded to 22 local charities by Two Ridings Community Foundation

Could you be part of shaping and informing our grant making strategy and decisions?

August 10, 2020

We are looking for co-opted members to sit on our Grants Committee and Coronavirus Community Fund panel: Get involved & help ensure we make the best possible decisions for local, grassroots charitable organisations across North & East Yorkshire We are seeking Grants Committee Co-opted members x 2 - we want t ...

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Could you be part of shaping and informing our grant making strategy and decisions?

Phase 3 of Two Riding’s Coronavirus Community Fund Launched 3 August 2020

August 6, 2020

[caption id=\"attachment_2232\" align=\"alignright\" width=\"600\"] Trustees & Two Ridings Supporters visiting Sidewalk Youth Project in Scarborough in Feb 20 ...

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Phase 3 of Two Riding’s Coronavirus Community Fund Launched 3 August 2020

Lord Mayor of York launches fund to help York charities

The Lord Mayor of York is teaming up with Two Ridings Community Foundation to support fundraising for the 2020/2021 Civic year. The fund, launched on 20 July 2020 will make its first grants in early autumn. The partnership will re<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-2208" src="https://www.tworidingscf.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Lord_Mayor___1.png" alt="" width="400" height ...

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Lord Mayor of York launches fund to help York charities

100 days since local fund launched in response to coronavirus crisis & £903,209 given out in 235 grants so far

June 26, 2020

Published today (26th June 2020) is the Coronavirus Community Fund Report from Two Ridings Community Foundation. In this report the Foundation describes what the fund has achieved in the 100 days since its launch, and in particular the 235 grants made to help keep people safe, fed, well and connected across North & East Yorkshire. In the 100 days since the fund launch Two Ridings has ...

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100 days since local fund launched in response to coronavirus crisis & £903,209 given out in 235 grants so far

Committed to social change? Want to make a real difference to lives? Apply and be our latest member of staff

June 17, 2020

Partnership Co-ordinator, York £30,000 pa pro rata for 28 hours per week Are you committed to social change? Do you want to help make a real difference to people\'s lives through changing the systems that perpetuate severe and multiple disadvantage? Could you enable a critical mass of interconnecting change makers to emerge? We are looking for a Partnership Coordinator to work ...

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Committed to social change? Want to make a real difference to lives? Apply and be our latest member of staff

£250,000 Government match funding secured for Dales floods

We have been working since before Christmas with other agencies to make the case for match funding from the Government for the money raised in response to the Dales floods in July 20219. This followed South Yorkshire Community Foundation getting government funding for the money raised in response to the November 2019 floods. Despite a long wait, we were advised in May 2020 that our case had been h ...

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£250,000 Government match funding secured for Dales floods

Committed to social change? Want to make a real difference to lives? Apply and be our latest member of staff

Partnership Co-ordinator, York £30,000 pa pro rata for 28 hours per week Are you committed to social change? Do you want to help make a real difference to people\'s lives through changing the systems that perpetuate severe and multiple disadvantage? Could you enable a critical mass of interconnecting change makers to emerge? We are looking for a Partnership Coordinator to wo ...

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Committed to social change? Want to make a real difference to lives? Apply and be our latest member of staff

Who needs help through the coronavirus crisis?

April 29, 2020

\"It is so heartening to see the local response to the coronavirus crisis. The charitable  and community organisations in Hull & in the rest of our patch are trusted by local people and they know to come to us for funding. The coronavirus f ...

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Who needs help through the coronavirus crisis?