Humber Gateway Community Fund

Deadline 1st January 2024

This fund is being hosted by Lincolnshire Community Foundation which aims to support voluntary and community sector organisations deliver projects that improve the lives of people living in North East Lincolnshire.

You can apply for grants of up to £2,500.

The current project fund themes, including community cohesion, young people, community facilities & older people.  Registered charities, community groups or social enterprises can apply and applications from school PTA’s, Churches and Parish Councils may also be considered, but cannot be used to replace government or other statutory funding, for example, an application to replace the toilets in the church hall to improve community facilities would be considered, however an application to cover the general maintenance costs of a school, church or parish building would not be accepted.

Click here for Lincolnshire Community Foundation Website.

Updated 29th November 2023: View or download the latest press release below.

easyfundraising’s Advent Calendar!

Back by popular demand, easyfundraising’s Advent Calendar returns to bring some festive cheer. Open the Advent windows from 1 – 24 December for daily chances to win £100 for your organisation, charity, or CIC. Plus, every window opened is an automatic entry to win the big Christmas Day prize of £5,000!

To take part, sign your organisation up here:

Did you know easyfundraising isn’t just for Christmas? It’s a year-round fundraising solution for your organisation. Through easyfundraising, 8000 retailers including eBay, John Lewis, Tesco, M&S, Trainline and many more will donate money to your organisation when your supporters shop with them.

The Weston Charity Awards

Application closes: 10 January 2024

If you lead a charity working in the fields of Community, Environment, Welfare, or Youth, and based in the North or Midlands of England, or Wales, you could be eligible for a package of support worth just over £22,000. Unrestricted grants of £6,500 are available for up to 22 ambitious charities through the Weston Charity Awards.

Alongside grants, winning applicants also receive:

• free access to the Pilotlight 360 programme (a ten-month package of leadership coaching worth an estimated £16,000).
• collaborative opportunities and events through Pilotlight’s network of UK charities
• two peer-to-peer support sessions with other award winners to share best practice.
• a celebratory event for all award-winners on conclusion of the programme
• the enhanced profile associated with receiving this award grant for excellence.

Who is eligible to apply for an award?

To be eligible to apply, your charity must have:

  • A registered charity number
  • At least one paid full-time member of staff in a leadership position
  • Delivered a service for at least two years
  • Income of less than £5 million per year
  • Provide direct services to beneficiaries or take practical action on the environment
  • A degree of financial stability that enables full engagement in the programme
  • A majority of activity or beneficiaries based in the North or Midlands of England or Wales. To check that your area is eligible to apply to the Awards, take a look at our full location list here.
  • A willingness to meet in person for four out of ten meetings (three in London and one at your charity’s location).

Your charity must also be working to alleviate disadvantage in one or more of the following fields:

  • Community: This includes volunteering work, practical projects to improve an area, running community centres and providing a range of services for their local community, especially for those who may be vulnerable or in need.
  • Environment: This includes practical action around sustainable land use and fishing, renewable energy, recycling schemes, biodiversity, species preservation, marine life, education, climate change science and conservation.
  • Welfare: This includes helping adults experiencing exclusion, social or economic hardship; people experiencing homelessness; people who are at risk of offending or reoffending; and charities supporting older people or people with disabilities.
  • Youth: This includes providing services to children and young people up to the age of 25, such as offering advice and guidance, work experience, training and coaching. Schools are not eligible to apply to the Awards.

Visit website for more information, click here.

Care Plus Group (CPG) Charitable Trust

Deadline: Ongoing
Locations funded: Lincolnshire

The Care Plus Group Charitable Trust help individuals or a groups who require care or services from Care Plus Group. Individuals or groups can apply for funds for equipment or treatment that is not available through the NHS or other funded routes.

Examples of what the fund can be used for include: –

• Providing equipment or resources for a community group whose activities benefit the health and wellbeing of individuals.
• Equipment to support existing volunteer organisations in the community.
• To pay for a specialist training sessions to a group or Care Plus Group staff.

To find out more information, click here.

Phase 2 of the Research Engagement Network (REN) programme for Humber and North Yorkshire ICB

We are looking to work with VCSE organisations across the Integrated Care System (ICS) over the next six months to set up Research Ready Community (RRC) network of champions to support research and insight gathering within communities who don’t normally engage with research across the coastal patch.

Please see attached document that outlines the programme and how to get involved.

If this is something you would like to support, please let me know initially by email (by the 15th November) and then complete and submit an Expressions of Interest (EOI) by the 24th November.

Please note that due to short timescales for this project we will not be able to accept EOI’s after this date.

Hopefully, the attached document will provide the information needed to complete EOI but if you do have any questions then please get back to me by email / or phone.

There are different levels of VCSE engagement explained within the document but if you would prefer only to put forward a representative from your organisation to become a RRC Champion then there is no requirement to complete the EOI – just let me know by email at

This is an exciting programme and the RRC network will give the nhs the opportunity to engage with unrepresented groups across the coastal area that do not typically participate in public and engagement groups.

We envisage that the community champions will reach out to these groups, listen to their concerns, and help to involve them in decision-making processes to help transform the future of healthcare service provision.

Thanks for your interest in the programme.

Look forward to hearing from you.

View outline of programme below.

£5,000 community pledge from Tesco & easyfundraising

easyfundraising are working with Tescos to giveaway £1,000. 

This is open to to voluntary groups, charities, and CICs working tirelessly to keep up with spiraling costs and rising demand. They will donate £1000 funding pots to 5 community organisations this October

For a chance to receive £1000 for your community organisation, follow these simple steps: 

  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 shop online at Tesco.  Ask anyone who is connected to your organisation to use the easyfundraising platform to shop with Tesco. 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.

Each time someone shops with Tesco, your organisation will receive £1.75. That’s £1.75 for free every time a supporter shops.

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Growing Places Fund Business Growth Capital Investment Programme

The Growing Places Fund supports businesses from a wide range of sectors in both Hull & East Yorkshire. The following grants and loans for capital expenditure are available to eligible organisations to invest in the things they need to help them grow:

• Grants of between £5,000 and £250,000
• Loans of between £75,000 and typically up to £250,000

Businesses applying will need to demonstrate profitability, that the project is viable and ready to go, and they may also wish to consider how their project may contribute to the wider clean growth and carbon reduction targets of Hull and East Yorkshire.

For more information, click here.

Leeds Building Society Foundation: safe and secure homes support Funds

Deadline: 23 October 2023

The Foundation provides funding to projects that support those in need of a safe and secure home.  These project must meet one or more of the following criteria themes:

  • Sustainability
  • Health
  • Financial stress
  • Accessibility
  • Education and advice
  • Security and refuge

You can apply for:

  • Small grants (up to £1,000) – to fund capital expenditure.
  • Large grants (£25,000-£100,000) – which can be a one year grant or split across two or three years.  For large grants, only those organisations based in or delivering work in Yorkshire and/or the North East of England will be accepted.

View the grant giving guide (PDF, 834KB)

Click here to find out more information.

VCSE Health Inequalities fund

Sent on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council.

Deadline: 13th October 2023

NE Lincs are looking for voluntary sector initiatives that support the criteria below.  These can be existing programmes, or proposals for new initiatives that may require start up funding. 

NE Lincs are looking for proposals up to a maximum of £20,000. 

The following activities may be supported:

•           Activities that address tobacco dependency

•           Activities that address low mental wellbeing

•           Activities that support moderate physical activity in children or adults

•           Activities that address health and wellbeing in new mothers

•           Activities that support healthy diets in children and adults

For more information, please email or call Tel. 07768630110.  Interested parties are required to download and complete the short application form and return to