Support for all your funding needs

Find the funding you need.

If you’re a voluntary or community organisation or social enterprise in North Yorkshire we can help you get the funding you need to create a more sustainable financial future for your organisation.

The Community Support North Yorkshire team will work with you to understand your grant funding needs, check you are eligible then direct you to suitable grants. We can also be a critical friend during the application process.

Because we’re funded by North Yorkshire County 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.
  • Identifying grants, trusts and funds to apply for.
  • 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.


How to successfully apply for funding.

Our specialist training will take you on a journey from identifying funders to submitting a successful application.

Whether you’re only looking for a small grant or seeking funding for a major project, we can help. Our funding experts will talk you through how to identify the right source of funding for your group and how to increase your chances of making a winning application.

Keeping up to date with the latest funds

Funding Bulletin.

Our monthly Funding Bulletin keeps you in touch with new and ongoing funding sources, emailed straight to your inbox. 1 in 3 subscribers have applied to funding they’ve found out about in the newsletter.

Our Funding Bulletin is available to:

  • All our members across North, South and West Yorkshire as part of their package of benefits.
  • And voluntary groups and charities in North Yorkshire who can freely access it as part of the resources and support services funded by North Yorkshire County Council and NHS North Yorkshire.

Register here for the Funding Bulletin or any of our other newsletters or become a member.

Funding stories

Funding success for Farndale Village Hall.

Everyone’s journey to secure funding is different. It may be that you don’t know what funding is out there, you might not know where to get started, or even the funding you think you need isn’t right for you.

With our help, Farndale Village Hall found the funding they needed to build a new community hub.

Search for funding

We want to help bring local community projects to life – and often that can depend on helping you to secure the right funding.

There are so many funding pots available out there and competition for grants can be fierce, so where to you get started?

We can make your funding search easier.

We use GrantFinder, a leading funding database in the UK covering local, national, and international sources of funding.

Because GrantFinder is updated in real time, we’ll only tell you about funds that are up to date.

The database includes not just the well-known funding providers, such as The National Lottery Community Fund, but many of the less well-publicised pots of money – helping you to increase your chances of success. It may be that our search throws up funds that you’ve never thought about applying to before – but if that helps secure your group or project’s future, even better!

Get in contact with our Community Support North Yorkshire team, chat about what you need for your project or group and we can carry out detailed searches to match the right funds to your need.