Our new funding portal is free, quick and easy

The Community First Yorkshire Funding Portal is a new and innovative online platform that transforms the way that VCSE organisations in North Yorkshire can search for and find the funding options they need.

Offering a one-stop-shop approach, the portal is not only free to users, it saves a stack of time with searches that can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Keep ahead of the game

We know that it’s a big job keeping on top of new funding opportunities, juggling so many different funds and deadlines.

Plus, every grant is different, offering different funding and with different caveats. Our new portal can help you cut through to find the funding options that meet your needs, your timescales and your organisation’s aims.

What are the key benefits?

It's free to register

Community First Yorkshire Funding is a completely FREE service that allows local community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations as well as small to medium sized business enterprises based in North Yorkshire to access a myriad of funds for upcoming or ongoing projects.

Tailored to you

The funding portal allows you to set up and save tailored searches, with results delivered straight to your inbox.

You can refine and filter by organisation, area of work, expenditure, funding type and source and geographic region.

Oh so quick

The funding portal can also save you time when you’re in need of project grants.

Instead of endless internet searching, simply log on and use our dedicated search engine to narrow down the funds you need in no time.

Comes with our expert support

Our Community Support North Yorkshire team can work with you to understand your grant funding needs, check you are eligible and be a ‘critical friend’ during the application process.
And, because we’re funded by North Yorkshire Council and NHS North Yorkshire, our support is free to VCSE organisations in North Yorkshire.

We can help you with:

  • Becoming ‘funder ready’ – do you have everything in place to help you stand out with funders?
  • Preparing community consultations and surveys to provide evidence and data for funders
  • How to plan and cost a project
  • Giving advice on how to write an application and reviewing it as a critical friend
  • Liaising with funders – giving advice for contacting them directly or speaking on your behalf if required
  • Linking you with other successful groups to learn from their experience.

To get in touch, simply fill in an enquiry form or ring 01904 704177 and ask to speak to someone in the Community Support North Yorkshire team.

Get funding ready

The portal also features a catalogue of useful resources to guide you through the fundraising process and you can also find links to our Community Support North Yorkshire training and networking events – all designed to help make sure your bid has the best possible chance of success.

Step-by-step guidance

Idox, the company that hosts the funding portal, has created a dedicated ‘How to’ guide to help you navigate easily around the portal. Support offered includes videos on how to run a search, how to download and save items, how to translate community jargon and how to apply for funding.