What we've funded
Making a positive impact on the communities in North and East Yorkshire for the past two decades, Two Ridings has distributed 6,019 grants totalling £18 million to date supporting thousands of people region-wide.
2022 saw us award £2.2 million in 523 grants alleviating poverty, reducing inequality, improving health and wellbeing and creating sustainable communities.
Making a difference in North and East Yorkshire
View our latest Impact Report to see the impact of our donors’ support.
After two years in a pandemic, no one could imagine there were harder times ahead, but the Covid pandemic slipped into a cost of living crisis in the blink of an eye.
The role of community organisations has changed. With a downsize in statutory support and increase in help needed by local people, small community groups have gone from nice-to-have spaces to crucial community hubs offering critical support.
We have reacted to this shift by simplifying our application processes, speeding up our grant turn around, encouraging donors to be flexible with their funds and offering more support.
Our future focus is on:
- Addressing the cost of living crisis
- Giving children the right start in life
- Responding to the climate crisis
- Reducing inequalities
The people we support
23% Children & young people │32% Local residents │ 5% People with mental Health Issues │ 6% People living in Poverty │7% Older People │ 3% Black, Asian & minority ethnic communities │ 1% Families & Parents │ 4% People with Physical Health Disabilities │ 11% Other (including women, LBGTQ+ & Homeless)
The places we support
30% North Yorkshire │ 14% East Riding │25% Hull │ 21% York │ 10% Other Yorkshire
Making a difference locally 2022
average grant made
new groups supported
Recent community groups supported
Two Ridings award grants regularly from many different grants programmes. Read more about recently funded community projects.
33 community groups supported
Nimbuscare Community Fund
The Nimbuscare Community Fund supported projects and initiatives that have a positive impact on people living in the York area and their communities
£ 148,849 distributedRead more
18 community groups supported
The Dulverton Trust Fund
The Dulverton Trust Fund supports community groups putting on charitable activities that provide youth opportunities, general welfare and conservation and preservation.
Open data and transparency
We are committed to transparency and work with 360Giving to make data about our grant making freely accessible, so that funders, charities and researchers can use the data to improve grant making practice in the future.
Our Open Data Policy is robust and practical leading to greater engagement in the issues faced by the local community and voluntary sector across the region.
Our community stories
The Hinge Centre: Bridlington
Humber Community Advice Services: Hull
Pioneer Projects: Bentham, Craven North Yorkshire