Funding body information

City of York Council

City of York Council
West Offices
Station Rise
01904 551550

Point of contact:

A Kelley, Grants Co-ordinator, 01423 795300,


Community York

The'Community York' grants fund is the one main funding stream from which organisations can access funding from the council.

Community York is a new grants fund created by City of York Council (CYC) that brings together a number of existing funding streams for voluntary sector organisations in the city. The aim of this new approach is to ensure that CYC investment in voluntary sector grant funding is managed in a cohesive and transparent manner which ensures the greatest impact and value for money for residents of York.

Applications to the fund are being managed by 'Your Consortium,' an independent body which aims to strengthen and empower voluntary and community organisations in York and North Yorkshire.

The key aim of the fund is to provide high quality additional services to York residents in line with the four "Community York" themes:

Support for initiatives that will create cohesive and inclusive communities where no person or community feels left behind or disadvantaged

Support for projects that promote financial inclusion, support economic activity and enable residents to make informed financial decisions

Support for initiatives that promote and encourage good mental and physical wellbeing through awareness raising, education and early intervention

Support for projects that encourage community involvement and volunteering to improve quality of life through local action

During the first round of this fund, there is £120,650 available to be paid out in grants for projects taking place between August 2012 and March 2013. £60,000 of this funding will be ring-fenced to work with one large project within each theme, with a maximum of £15,000 available per project. The remaining £60,650 will be allocated for projects between £2,000 and £10,000 and must contribute to at least one of the grant themes.

Ward Funding

Grant funding is also available to community organisations and groups to address different Ward Priorties. Budgets vary between wards and can be used to directly commission projects that address the priorities. Further information on these sources of funding is available through the following links:

Acomb Grant Funding

Clifton Grant Funding

Derwent, Heworth Without and Osbaldwick Grant Funding

Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Grant Funding

Fishergate Ward Funding

Fulford Grant Funding

Guildhall Ward Grant Funding

Haxby and Wigginton Grant Funding

Heslington Ward Grant Funding

Heyworth Ward Grant Funding

Holgate Ward Grant Funding

Hull Road Ward Grant Funding

Huntington and New Earswick Ward Grant Funding

Micklegate Ward Grant Funding

Rawcliffe and Clifton Without Grant Funding

Rural West York Grant Funding

Strensall Ward Grant Funding

Westfield Ward Grant Funding

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your Commissioner'

Voluntary Sector Funding Pages:

Funding for Voluntary Organisations

Useful organisations:

York CVS

Finding funding information from the City of York Council can be a challenge. Howeverm once located the information is fairly comprehensive. This includes application forms, guidance notes and contact details, as well as details on the local compact, existing funding agreements, a review of third sector commissioning and local area agreement funding.

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