People’s Postcode Lottery

The People’s Postcode Lottery focuses its funding on charities and good causes in the North of England. They offer flexible, unrestricted funding, meaning it can be used as needed by the organisations.

Funding Rounds for 2024:

  • Round 1: 25th March 9 am – 1st April 12 noon
  • Round 2: 24th June 9 am – 1st July 12 noon
  • Round 3: 24th September 9 am – 1st October 12 noon

For detailed eligibility requirements, visit their 2024 funding guide.

To apply and access the application form, click the link below:

Apply for a grant | Postcode Neighbourhood Trust

Free Fundraising Packs


Funding platform easyfundraising has 250 free fundraising toolkits to give away to help organisations in our area raise money easily online.

The packs contain shareable content to help you get your supporters raising money for you online, including social media posts, newsletter contents, poster, flyers and videos. 

Through easyfundraising, 8,000 online retailers will donate money to your organisation when your supporters shop with them. Retailers include Tesco, trainline, eBay, Argos, Just Eat, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis, Asda, and 8,000 others. All you need to do is use the free packs to tell your supporters about it!

To get your complimentary pack, register your organisation with easyfundraising. When prompted, choose the option to schedule a call with a member of the team, who will then arrange for your free toolkit and explain how easyfundraising works.

There are 250 packs available – don’t miss out, claim yours today here:

Film Hub North

Supporting film culture in the North of England!

Film Hub North collaborates with various organisations and individuals to ensure great films are produced, showcased, and enjoyed across the region. They are dedicated to fostering a vibrant film culture in the North of England.

Their approach focuses on innovative funding and nurturing grassroots film projects, creating a thriving environment for local cinema.

Find out more via their website: 

Film Hub North: Funding

Northern Powergrid: Net Zero Community Energy Fund 2024

Application Deadline: 15 July 2024

The Net Zero Community Energy Fund offers £50,000 to support community energy organisations and climate action groups in the North East, Yorkshire and Humber, and northern Lincolnshire.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help start-up, build capacity, or assess new energy project feasibility. Eligible community-based organizations and charities can apply. 

Applications are open until 15 July 2024, and will be accepted from community-based organisations and charities providing they meet the criteria. These include the following:

  • Your organisation is run by local people with clear local benefits to the project with demonstrable community links.
  • Your organisation’s income is less than £100,000 in the most recent financial year.
  • You must be based in and have the majority of your beneficiaries within Northern Powergrid’s geographical area of the North East of England, Yorkshire and Humber, and northern Lincolnshire.

For more information, visit their website:

Net Zero Community Energy Fund | Northern Powergrid

Please view or download the attached guidance below.

Cancer Innovation Grants 2024-25: Comms Toolkit

Application Deadline: 31st May 2024

Attached is information regarding Cancer Innovation Grants offered by the North Yorkshire and Humber Cancer Alliance. These grants, ranging from 1K to 50K, support the development of innovative cancer approaches focusing on local improvement priorities. Priority areas include tumor sites with high late-stage diagnosis rates, notably lung, bowel, and breast cancers, particularly prevalent in deprived communities within the NEL region.

The Cancer Alliance welcomes applications from:

  • Primary and Secondary Care organisations
  • Patients
  • Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises (VCSEs)
  • Wider system stakeholders – e.g. social care organisations

Find out more information on the Cancer Alliance website.

Tesco Community Pledge – £5k funding

Tesco and easyfundraising have come together again to support voluntary organisations, charities, and CICs. They will donate £1000 funding pots to 5 community organisations this May.

Follow these simple steps for a chance to win.

  1. Firstly, register your organisation with fundraising platform easyfundraising. easyfundraising enables your community organisation to receive unrestricted funding from 8,000 leading online retailers including Tesco.
  2. Then ask everyone connected to your organisation to use the easyfundraising platform to shop with Tesco in May. Each time one of them shops online at Tesco, your organisation will be entered into the draw to receive a £1,000 funding boost. The more people who shop online with Tesco on your behalf, the more chances your organisation has of winning. Plus, when your supporters shop with Tesco in May, they’ll raise £10 for you if it’s their first-time shop, and £1 for each subsequent shop they do. Take your first step by signing up to easyfundraising today:

*New customers can raise £10 on their first shop over £50, existing customers raise £1 per shop over £70

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Humber and North Yorkshire Cancer Alliance : Cancer Innovation Grants 2024/25

Humber and North Yorkshire Cancer Alliance launches the Cancer Innovation Grants 2024/25

If you have an innovative project that promotes early cancer diagnosis, treatment, recovery and/or patient experience in the Humber and North Yorkshire area, Humber and North Yorkshire Cancer Alliance could help you with the funding.

The Cancer Alliance, in collaboration with Health Innovation Network Yorkshire & Humber and the Innovation Research and Improvement System, is proud to announce the launch of the Cancer Innovation Grants 2024/25.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop our local culture of innovation through adopting and developing new ideas, which have a positive impact on patient experience and outcomes and the local cancer system” Mr Kartikae Grover, Clinical Director of Humber and North Yorkshire Cancer Alliance

The Cancer Innovation Grants form part of the Cancer Alliance’s aim to build a culture of cutting-edge cancer innovations, in line with the NHS Long Term Plan. From small, grass-roots projects, to larger-scale innovation schemes, the Cancer Alliance is encouraging the development or adoption of innovative approaches to cancer that target local priorities for improvement, with a focus on (but not exclusive to) tumour sites with the highest volume of late stage diagnosis:

  • Oesophageal
  • Lung
  • Pancreatic
  • Colon
  • Rectum
  • Non-hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Prostate

Who can apply for a Cancer Innovation Grant?

The Cancer Alliance welcomes applications from:

  • Primary and Secondary Care organisations
  • Patients
  • Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises (VCSEs)
  • Wider system stakeholders – e.g. social care organisations

Collaboration is encouraged across organisations and sectors.

What kind of projects will the Cancer Alliance fund?

The Cancer Alliance is looking for newly identified innovations, as well as projects that adopt innovation ideas that have been proven a success elsewhere. Some examples include:

  • Adopting technology or a workforce to implement or embed new ways of reducing demand on diagnostic services
  • Developing patient education solutions, particularly those designed to address health inequalities
  • Initiatives to support increase in uptake of cancer screening programmes, with a focus on specific groups where screening uptake is low

What kind of projects will not receive funding?

Cancer Innovation Grants will not be awarded to support current standards and processes in cancer care – e.g. posts and activities that are part of core services and staffing, such as Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS).

The Cancer Alliance is not able to fund research or projects that require capital funding.

Grants timeline

Applications Open – w/c 8 April 2024

Applications Close – 5pm, 31 May 2024.

Notification of Grant Award – 21 June 2024

What level of funding is available?

Individual grants will be funded to a maximum of £50,000 and applications to support community-based projects are also welcome at a minimum of £1,000.

How do I apply?

Find out more information on the Cancer Alliance website.

You can view and download the Cancer Innovation Grants Guidance and Application form or contact the Cancer Alliance Diagnostics and Innovation Team at

Northern Powergrid Foundation

Deadline 13th May 2024

The funding aims to support energy resilience initiatives in local communities served by Northern Powergrid and who are most affected by changes in the economy, environment and society because of the shifting energy landscape.

Grants of up to £20,000 will be made available to organisations through the Foundation. The funding priorities are:

  1. The prevention and relief of poverty, and the relief of those in need due to financial hardship, ill-health, disability or other disadvantage including through the provision of advice and support for the optimisation of living conditions, particularly relating to the use of energy and resources among those in necessitous circumstances, including those in fuel-poor households, or who have suffered loss through weather related or other environmental events.
  2. The maintenance, improvement or provision of public amenities for the public benefit in areas which are socially and economically deprived.
  3. The preservation, conservation, protection and improvement of the environment including through supporting sustainability and the prudent and efficient use of resources.
  4. The advancement of education through the provision and support of educational support and training about all aspects of efficient and sustainable use of energy and resources.

Lincolnshire Co-op Community Champions

Deadline 10th May 2024

The Community Champions scheme aims to support the local community in Lincolnshire, to help make life better in our communities. The fund comes from the Lincolnshire co-op outlets to support the scheme.

The successful organisations can receive up to £500 – £1,000.

The fund can be spent on the following:

  • Items of equipment such as tables, crockery, gardening tools, laptops and tablets, craft materials etc
  • Community events & Projects
  • Running costs such as hall hire, insurance, petrol for community car schemes, refreshments etc. (not Salary)

Any charity, community group, not-for-profit, co-operative, school or council can apply.

Create North East Lincolnshire Grants

Create North East Lincolnshire funds are to deliver one-off non-profit creative projects for the benefit of everyone in North East Lincolnshire (NEL), by:

  • Empowering and uniting a creative community.
  • Celebrating and sharing creative skills and talents.
  • Linking creativity, heritage and community for social and environmental benefit.
  • Creating opportunities and supporting development and growth in creative careers and businesses.

These grants are for new activity and ideas or new programmes or additions to existing regular events. You can also apply for funds to develop an idea to undertake research and development.

Large Creative Project Grants: available grants are between £1,500 and a maximum of £7,500. Deadline: 7th May.

Small Project Grants: available grants are between £500 and a maximum of £1,500. Deadline: date remains open on a rolling basis.

For more information, click here to visit their website.