Funding body information

Hull City Council

Hull City Council
01482 300 300

Point of contact:

External Partnerships Team, 01482 300 300,
City Arts Unit, 01482 300 300,


Kingston-upon-Hull City Council operates two grant schemes for voluntary and community sector groups; Community Based Grants, Communities Initiative Budget and Arts Grants.

Ward Budget

Funding is available to VCS groups who have a constitution and are running a project that will benefit the local community. The budget is split into seven parts to cover the seven local ward areas. Each ward has its own funding priorities, which groups applying must adhere to.

For further information visit the council's website or alternatively contact the Voluntary and Community Sector Development Team of your area on 01482 300 300.

Arts Grants

Grants are awarded of up to £5,000 on a rolling basis during the year to assist the development of artistic activity within the city of Hull. Further information on this programme can be obtained from the City Arts Unit. Alternatively, you can also visit the council's website.

For more information on all of the schemes, please refer to the Community Funding and Grants page.

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:

Hull City Council Compact details:

Voluntary Sector Funding: Community Funding and Grants

Useful organisations:

Hull CVS:

Hull City Council's website is easy to navigate and has a specific voluntary sector funding page, which directs users to the 'Community Funding and Grants'.

Full information is provided on this page for the Community Initiative funding available, e.g. application deadlines, guidelines and eligibility criteria.

There is a separate webpage for arts funding, which again is comprehensive.

Staff in both the Voluntary and Community Sector Development Team and Arts Development were also very helpful and happy to be contacted for further enquiries.

Information on the council's Compact agreement and links to an online funding search facility are also provided.

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