What this funded

The Nimbuscare Community Fund supported projects and initiatives that have a positive impact on people living in the York area and some of the East Riding of Yorkshire around Stamford Bridge and Pocklington, where its 11 GP practices are located.

In 2022 the Nimbuscare Community Fund supported projects that focused on ‘Connecting in our Community’ aiming to connect people with the place they live alongside enhancing and promoting wellbeing for local residents. The fund was set up to enable Nimbuscare to invest back into the local communities that it serves.

£148,849 was invested into the region with 33 community organisations awarded grants.


Much of the funding will be used for activities to bring people together and improve wellbeing and some for core costs to enable community groups to survive.

Do Drop Inn in Haxby, one of the community organisations benefiting from the fund said:

Thanks to the Nimbuscare Community Fund, our project is going from strength to strength. When we first opened our doors at St Marys Church Hall in Haxby we welcomed about 25 people to enjoy some good food and company together, last week we had 45 attendees at the Do Drop Inn! We have had nothing but positive feedback with comments such as, ‘this place is a lifeline for me’, ‘Monday at the Do Drop is the highlight of my week’..”

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Funding awarded to:

Our Fathers Heart: Purchased kitchen equipment for a community café to help people with complex needs feel connected in their community

Haxby & Wiggington Seniors’ Social Group: Supporting a lunch club to a new venue so they can remain open including room hire and kitchen items and food purchase

Newton Upon Derwent Methodist Church: Arts workshops and supplies accessible and free to all

Thrive Outside: Delivering small and accessible outdoor woodwork and gentle physical sessions for specific groups of people

Ellerton & Aughton Village Hall: Transportation and food costs for older and isolated people coming to their weekly club

Toolbox Drama: Funding for wellbeing lunch hubs and extending to a second venue

Thunk-It Theatre: Creative summer project for young people in Pocklington and Stamford Bridge

Dandelion Arts: Covering staff costs for Community Connection role and interpreter

Talking about Loss: Pop up events to improve social inclusion and help people process grief

Biomation Productions: Support through a difficult time

Shine 21: Sessions for children with a Speech and Language therapist

Pocklington Rugby in Community: Increasing physical and mental wellbeing through exercise and social interation for older and isolated residents and those in a care home in Pocklington

York in Recovery: Creating a community base in York for local people who have experienced addiction

New Visuality: Funding for staff, room and equipment to encourage young people to engage in their community

York Neighbours: Enabling the charity to manage the increase in demand for their services through supporting core costs and volunteer training

The Conservation Volunteers: Engaging local people through the Hull Road Bee Happy Project to help them feel connected with their community and improve emotional wellbeing

Big Futures Foundation: Expanding their services with disadvantaged children into a new school

York Travellers Trust: Funding a six month Stress Reduction Therapy programme for both adults and young people using craft to facilitate discussion and engagement

St Thomas Church: Starting up and running a community café, improving surroundings and IT equipment so people can access and print off info from the Internet.

St Sampson’s Centre: Costs towards Friendship, Fun and Healthy mind project to combat social isolation and loneliness in older people

The Hut: Funding Friday Fun sessions

Beverley Community Lift: Mileage and volunteer expenses to provide shopping and transport services for isolated people.

Action for Elders Trust: Funding for wellbeing teacher to run mindfulness and tai chi courses for older people

The Island: Covering volunteer mentors to support six young people in a year with activities, training and support

Home-start York: Funding to contribute to salaries and volunteer training to help the mental wellbeing of new parents and their children

Move the Masses: Enabling a walking buddy scheme to extend into Pocklington and Stamford Bridge to improve wellbeing and prevent isolation

Refugee Action York: Specialist counselling sessions for refugees

Accessible Arts & Media: Provide movement sessions for adults with complex learning and physical disabilities

Door 84: Running a community gardening project to improve wellbeing and social inclusion

Kyra Women’s Project: Counselling sessions for women to help them deal with stress, have hope improve wellbeing and self confidence

Open Country: Creation of packs to give people of any disability the ability to access sites in and around York independently

St Leonards Hospice: Supporting their annual fundraising events so actual fund raised go to directly support the hospice