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.

First of all, do sign up to our free funding portal, Open4Communities, to set up tailored funding searches and receive personalised updates straight to your inbox.

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 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.

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.

Sign to our free-to-use funding portal, Open4Communities to set up tailored funding searches and receive personalised updates straight to your inbox.

Get in contact with our Community Support North Yorkshire team, chat about what you need for your project or group and we can help you get funding-ready and submit a winning funding application.


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 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.

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the government’s levelling up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The fund is to support improvements to residents’ lives and to build pride in place by addressing a host of challenges, including the future of our high streets, building a green economy and addressing the cost of living crisis.

The North Yorkshire funding (almost £15m in total) will be delivered against five themes designed to tackle challenges and priorities identified across the county. These are:

  • addressing rurality and inequality
  • building pride in our places
  • boosting productivity
  • decarbonising communities and businesses
  • supporting an active labour market.
How to apply

Expressions of interest are welcomed from eligible organisations at any time, but in accordance with the Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund programme, most of North Yorkshire’s funding will be available in the 2024/25 financial year. Funding programmes and awards will be managed to reflect this.

For more information, the prospectus, guidance and forms please visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund.