On Monday 4 May we were joined by 25 representatives from 19 local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations, to meet with representatives from The National Lottery Community Fund and Two Ridings Community Foundation, to discuss changes in their funding opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please see find an overview of the meeting below, including contact details and links to more information.

The National Lottery Community Fund

All funding decisions made for the next six months will prioritise getting funding to groups best placed to support their communities at this vital time. The National Lottery Community Fund’s website details the priorities and application process. Please contact Ellen directly if your organisation is struggling to find the time to submit an application.

Contact details:

Ellen Cross, Funding Officer – North Yorkshire

T: 07790 945827 | E: Ellen.Cross@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk | W: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/


Two Ridings Community Foundation

Two Ridings Community Foundation has opened phase two of their Coronavirus Community Fund which will provide larger grants of up to £10,000 for key community organisations. They are also inviting groups to share their proposals for larger partnership bids.

Contact details:

Jackie McCafferty, Programmes Manager

T: 01904 929 500 (Phones are being diverted but emailing is the best option)

E: jmccafferty@tworidingscf.org.uk | W: https://www.tworidingscf.org.uk/coronavirus/

Donations to the fund can be made online: https://www.tworidingscf.org.uk/donate/


JRHT York Committee

Updated 14 May

JRHT has been listening to people, communities and organisations across the city during the Coronavirus crisis. They’ve heard that the pandemic is increasing the risk of being pulled into poverty for many of us – and they’ve heard how vital the work of the community and voluntary sector is in keeping us all supported and connected. They know that the response across the city has been remarkable, but that many community organisations are worried for their futures, and for the people they support.

JRHT York Committee Community Grants are enabling vital work in communities across York, providing resources for 23 organisations since the beginning of the year. For the remainder of 2020, JRHT is working in partnership with the Two Ridings Community Foundation to support the voluntary sector in York. JRF has made a donation to Two Ridings to help give community and voluntary organisations a lifeline so they are able to keep working through the coming weeks and months and plan for the future. If you were considering applying to the June deadline for the York Committee, please make your application through Two Ridings via the following the link https://www.tworidingscf.org.uk/fund/coronavirus-community-fund

W: https://www.jrht.org.uk/about-us/york-committee


Charity Excellence – COVID-19 Funder Database

Charity Excellence has launched a free COVID19 Funder Database this week. It is searchable with 500+ records of COVID19 emergency funders.