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

£2.2 million

average grant made

grants awarded

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 distributed

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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.


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15 community groups supported

Bettys & Taylors Group Community Fund

The well-known Yorkshire family business continue to provide community support throughout the region

£50,011 distributed

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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.

Open Data Policy

Open Data Frequently Asked Questions