Building on the success of last year’s online funding fair we are doing something a little bigger this year over 3 days 

Tuesday 23rd March is a day for Yorkshire and Humber funders

Wednesday 24th March is a day of national funders

Thursday 25th March is another day of national funders

How this will work is each funder has been allocated a 30 minute session using Zoom to explain what funding they have and also how the application process works. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. You will need to book separately for each session you wish to attend.


This is a FREE event but if you fancy helping us with the costs you can donate the cost of a coffee 

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The funders attending so far are:


Session 1 Seedlings / PGMT 9:00 – 9:50

Seedlings offers small grants of up to £1000 to organisations working with Children in Leeds

The Peter Greenwood Memorial Trust offers cash grants (bursaries) to deaf and hearing-impaired students who are permanent residents of the United Kingdom


Session 2 The Wharfedale Foundation 10:00 – 10:50

Wharfedale Foundation offers grants of up to £5000 although most grants do not exceed £2500 to organisations working to build stronger communities across Yorkshire and Humber


Session 3 Sir George Martin Trust 11:00 – 11:50

The trust makes grants to registered charities based In West or North Yorkshire and working on the frontline to improve the lives of local people.


Session 4a Leeds Community Foundation 12:00 – 12:50

Leeds Community Foundation supports charities and voluntary groups across the city, addressing inequalities and working together to help create opportunities for those that most need help.ds Community Foundation


Session 4b South Yorkshire Community Foundation 12:00 – 12:50

We support community groups with grant funding, to help people facing hardship and disadvantage and those working to improve the communities they live in. We connect people who care about South Yorkshire and have the means to invest in its future with the community groups striving to build stronger and healthier communities.


Session 4c Two Ridings Community Foundation 12:00 – 12:50

Two Ridings Community Foundation is a hub for donors to channel funds directly to grassroots charities. Our aim is simple but vital. We raise and distribute funds fairly & efficiently across North & East Yorkshire.


Session 5a West Yorkshire PCC Safer Communities Fund 13:00- 13:50

The Safer Communities Fund has been launched to help voluntary, community groups, charities and partners keep their communities safe and feeling safe across west Yorkshire


Session 5b South Yorkshire PCC Grants 13:00- 13:50

Organisations and charities are encouraged to apply for up to a maximum of £7,500 to support a project in South Yorkshire that will help contribute to the aims of the Police and Crime Plan.


Session 6 Groundwork 14:00- 14:50

Groundwork has three grant programs Tesco bags of Help, ESF Community Grants and Comic Relief small grants


Session 7   The Hillards Trust  15:00 - 15:50

Supports independent, locally managed, non-profit, voluntary and community-based organisations that provide social support to the communities once served by Hillards stores. Normally makes grants on a one-off basis up to £1,000


Posted in News on Dec 29, 2020.

Our Vision

The Community Matters vision is to provide a sustainable and effective "hub" of learning, support, advice and guidance, enabling local communities and organisations to grow and achieve through the provision of a high quality service.

We do this in a number of ways through our various projects which at the moment concentrate on working with children, young people and families. But not exclusively. We are able to provide training, learning opportunities and business related advice, guidance and information to individuals and organisations.