A Community First Yorkshire event

Applying for Funding from Charitable Trusts

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If you are looking for guidance on how to submit a successful funding application to a charitable trust, then this workshop is for you.

Hear from our funding expert, Nicky Ruddick, as she talks through the funding criteria for different trusts and the best way to make your application stand out from the competition.

This live, interactive training will be delivered on Zoom.

By the end of the workshop, you will:

  • Have considered the range of charitable trusts available and how to find their details
  • Have considered what can and cannot be funded by different trusts
  • Understand how applications are assessed and common reasons for rejection
  • Understand reporting requirements and outcomes and indicators for your project.


Who should attend?

This training is suitable for organisations and charities intending to make applications for funding, including all staff and volunteers responsible for submitting funding bids.

Please note this training is aimed at voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and groups based in North Yorkshire or delivering services within North Yorkshire.

About the trainer

Nicky Ruddick has 20 years’ experience as a funding advisor, securing funding for hundreds of voluntary organisations including village halls, play areas, health and social care groups and youth clubs across North Yorkshire.

Cost and concessions

£35 (including VAT)

Concessionary places

Thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council, we have free ‘first come, first served’ places if you meet either of the criteria below. You can self-select a free place during booking.


  • You are from a North Yorkshire VCSE organisation with an income of up to £5k


  • You are from a North Yorkshire VCSE organisation with an income of up to £25k that is experiencing financial hardship and would struggle to pay.

These spaces are limited so if a free place is not shown when you go to book, you can ask to be added to the waiting list for a free place on a future training session.

No shows and concessions

Please note that if you don’t attend training that you have booked on without giving seven days notice, you will be required to make the full payment. This also applies to free places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.


Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before the event date.

Contact details

Booking queries contact
Email: info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Tel: 01904 704177

Programme queries
Email: communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Tel: 01904 704177

Booking details

Book your place here.

Booking deadline date: 24 January 2024, 12noon