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The High Sheriff of North Yorkshire’s Dragons’ Den 2019

May 3, 2019

We are currently reviewing the applications from charities to participate. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION Last year\'s The High Sheriff of North Yorkshire\'s Dragons\' Den event was a huge success! It was held at The Orangery Settrington on Wednesday, 10 October 2018. The evening was such a success due to the five charities who braved the experience and pitched to the Dragons and audience, the generous donations by the Dragons and others, and our sponsors Kenelm & Karen Storey and Brown Shipley. The Dragons: Linda Fenwick, Rodger Hobson, James Lambert, Simon Mackaness, Tim Rymer and Venetia Wrigley The Pitching Charities: InterActive Whitby and District, Art Therapy Yorkshire, Leyburn Arts & Community Centre, Sleights Area Men’s Shed and Community Furniture Store Ryedale. We believe everyone enjoyed learning about a few of the local grassroots charities Two Ridings\' supports. After hearing their pitches, thoughtful questions and a thorough deliberation, the Dragons awarded £28,000 to the five local grassroots charities: £7,000 to Interactive Whitby & District, £7,000 to Community Furniture Store Ryedale, £5,000 to Art Therapy Yorkshire, £5,000 to Leyburn Arts & Community Centre and £4,000 to Sleights Men in Sheds. We managed to have such a good pot of money due to the generosity of the Dragons and others, as well as some matching of donations from Funds held by Two Ridings. Additionally, the Audience voted and awarded £500 to Interactive Whitby & District, to support their work with children with disabilities. Special thanks also goes out to Kenelm & Karen Storey, Brown Shipley, TastesDivine catering, Elite Sound, Tate-Smith Ltd, Community Furniture Store Ryedale for the upcycled Dragons\' chairs, Chris Legard High Sheriff of North Yorkshire for 2018 for being our Master of Ceremonies and the Dragons. ...

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The High Sheriff of North Yorkshire’s Dragons’ Den 2019

Get to grips with your application with our funding workshops

April 11, 2019

Two Ridings Community Foundation wants to support the #SmallButVital charitable organisations in North & East Yorkshire with workshops that help grant applicants: Understand what is the essential information many funders need from your application Get to grips with putting together a good budget for your bid that covers overhead costs Learn from other similar groups in your area Pick up useful tips and ideas from elsewhere We do this through our funding workshops - sessions of about 2 hours where you and a small number of other groups can spend time with our grants people (Jackie or Roxanne), our finance expert (Fran) and others who can help you add value to what you do. We have a series of them coming up over the next few months 12th June Harrogate 18th June Hull 20th June Skipton 4th July Ryedale (Malton) If you are interested in attending or knowing more contact us here. ...

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Get to grips with your application with our funding workshops

Where do grants make the biggest impact?

April 10, 2019

Doing activities or investing in the charity to be more effective? Traditionally many of the grants made by Two Ridings Community Foundation were focussed on supporting groups to do activity (project funding) but in the last year we have supported groups in York with grants to help them improve their effectiveness. This funding of charities to have resources, space and time to think and learn – especially when it comes to strategic planning - is often seen by charity staff as a luxury compared to delivery. Yet it reaps long term benefits. Donors and funders tend to favour giving awards for running an event or doing a specific project. But through leadership shown by funders like Lloyds Bank Foundation, there is more evidence and practice that shows funding and other support for charities to be effective can have a significant impact on those charities in the long term. ...

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Where do grants make the biggest impact?

IWD2019

March 19, 2019

As part of IWD2019 celebrations Two Ridings CEO, Jan Garrill, joined Hull Sisters for a celebration lunch & to drop off items donated at IWD2019 lunches. Thanks to our friends at York Rotary & Next Up for providing essential items to Hull Sisters and other women\'s groups in our region. ...

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