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.
2023 saw us award £2.1 million in 632 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.
At Two Ridings, we understand and nurture the power of community to transform people’s lives across our region.
Every day, grassroots community organisations are tackling the most pressing challenges facing our society, such as poverty, loneliness, the mental health crisis and rural isolation.
They offer support and advice, essential services, opportunities for creativity and self-expression, and new sources of social connection. They build relationships of trust, generosity and care.
This is work that lights sparks in the darkness, rekindles hope and self-belief, and builds the networks of support and solidarity that enable real change. This is the power of community.
At Two Ridings, we are constantly trying to make life easier for the community organisations we support. We do that by simplifying our application processes, speeding up our grant turn around and encouraging donors to be flexible with their funds and offering more support.
Enabling people all over Yorkshire
Children’s wellbeing will always be central to our aims here at Two Ridings, and the cost of living crisis has put a huge strain on many more people, driving them into
poverty. A third of our funding helps children and young people directly, and those living in poverty.
9% of our funding goes to people experiencing homelessness and 7% supports older people. Our funding also supports people with mental health difficulties, people from minority ethnic communities, asylum seekers, those living with alcohol and drug addictions, ex-offenders, survivors of crime, families, refugees and those from the LGBTQ+ community.
We do not leave anyone behind.
The places we support
37% North Yorkshire │ 11% East Riding │20% Hull │ 26% York │ 6% Other Yorkshire
Making a difference locally 2022
average grant made
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