Funding body information

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

County Hall
Cross Street
HU17 9BA
01482 393939

Point of contact:

Kieran Lawry, Sport, Play and Arts Grants Contact, 01482 391669,
Darren Lawer, PAG Contact, 01482 392804,


Positive Activities Grant

The Positive Activities Grants are managed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council's Youth and Family Support (YFS) Service and is designed to benefit young people by grant aiding voluntary youth organisations who provide diversionary positive activity.

Applications for the 2016 PAG Awards will open in October 2015.

Further information can be found on the dedicated PAG page on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Website or by contacting Darron Lawer on 01482 392804 or

Small Events Grant

East Yorkshire Events operate a small events grant scheme where event organisers may be able to apply for small grants up to £500 to help deliver events in the East Riding subject to passing the relevant criteria.

More information on application criteria can be found by contacting Kieran Lawry at or 01482 391669.

Sports, Play and Arts Grant

The Council has a number of specific sport, play or arts grant pots that you can apply for, branded "Active Creative". Any not-for-profit organisation delivering sport, play or arts activity in the East Riding can apply. The specific grant pots are:

  • Arts grants (grants either under £2000 or over £2000)
  • Extending Opportunities (grants up to £1000)
  • Facility Development (grants up to £2000)

Organisations applying for a grant must be registered with East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS). ERVAS registration confirms that organisations applying for funding meet the following criteria:

  • Be a not-for-profit organisation;
  • Have employee and other relevant insurance;
  • Have an equal opportunities policy;
  • Have child protection and/or vulnerable adults policy (if working with these groups);
  • Have appropriate governance documents;
  • Have a bank account with at least two signatories;
  • Have audited accounts.

If you are not registered with ERVAS you can contact them on 01482 871077.

Applications for grant funding at any level must demonstrate how they will contribute to the council’s priorities. These are:

  • Reducing inequalities;
  • Supporting vulnerable people;
  • Revitalising our communities;
  • Safer communities;
  • Local problem solving;
  • Retaining the East Riding character;
  • Valuing our environment.

Further information can be found on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Website.

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:

In addition to the small grants fund the council has an external funding unit which is able to give advice on external sources of funding.

See SCMS Tendering Portal

Third Sector Funding and Support

European Funding

Useful organisations:

East Riding Voluntary Action Services


East Riding of Yorkshire Council currently has one wide-ranging small grants scheme. The budget for this is small, with a maximum grant of £250.

There is not a dedicated webpage for this on the council website. However, contacts are helpful and information is given in the East Riding newsletter which can be accessed from the site homepage.

The council also has a sports themed grant, full information for this provided on the website. The Community Support Fund largely supports projects for the elderly, there is a named contact and full information is available through an external tendering website that you must register with to access.

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