Grant Making

Our charitable objects cover most areas of charitable activity so we are potentially able to make grants to a wide range of organisations.  However, all grants are made within the grant-making programmes set out below.

All our grants are given to other charities (though we are prepared to consider charities excepted from registration).  We support national charities where they meet our criteria and local charities based in the Yorkshire region or in Scotland.

Please note that we only make grants to organisations (not to individuals). We do not fund local organisations outside the regions of Yorkshire and Scotland.

We now have four three grant-making programmes – see the detailed pages on each programme using the links below:

  1. Planned Grants – Regular grants (normally of £500/year each from 2015) to a small number of national charities.
  2. Responsive Grants – This is our main grantmaking programme where we respond to applications received.  Since 2015 or aim is generally to make twelve responsive grants per year of £500 each.
  3. Intermediate Grants – Under this programme we will generally applications for two or three grants of £2,000 – £3,000.  For 2015 our focus was The Use of Music in Therapy or in Addressing Social Disadvantage and for 2016 it was The provision of toilets in places of worship and community buildings in Yorkshire.  Decisions on those are now made.  A new Intermediate Grants programme in a different field will be announced each year – see the intermediate grants web page for details.
  4. Large Grants – Each year we will be inviting bids for a one-off grant of £20,000 in a very specific field.  In 2016 we awarded a single grant in the field of Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying and for our 2017 programme we are inviting applications in the field of Conflict Resolution and the Refugee Crisis (deadline: 1 February 2017). See the large grants page for details.

For more details of grant-making policy, please see the appropriate grants pages.  Unless you meet the specific categories for an intermediate or large grant, all new applications should be made to the Responsive Grants programme.