• We are a small grant making charity principally for the benefit of registered charities operating in the City of York, and surrounding areas.

Here are some of our recent grant awards

Grant award to Esk Valley Camphill Community

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to Camphill Shared Lives Communities. Changing lives in a family environment Many of the households which are part of the Esk Valley Camphill Community provide Shared Lives services in a pioneering partnership with the Avalon Group. In Shared Lives an adult who needs support and accommodation moves ...

Grant awarded to York Racial Equality Network

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to York Racial Equality Network (YREN) YREN provides an independent and impartial information support service and advocacy for people who are experiencing racial harassment, victimisation, discrimination or social isolation. One of YREN’s main roles is to promote and encourage community cohesion and engagement: so there is ...

Grant award to Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Trustees are pleased to report a further grant award to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) is an independent, registered charity providing a life-saving, rapid response emergency medical service to over 5 million people across Yorkshire. The two air ambulances and Critical Care Teams are on standby 7 days a week, 365 days ...

Grant award to the Princes’s Trust

The Trustees are pleased to report a further grant award to the Prince’s Trust. The Prince’s Trust run eight core programmes in Yorkshire and the Humber throughout the year, these courses cover a range of themes and are aimed at different demographics of young people in the region: Employability and work experience: Our ‘Get Into’ ...

Grant award to the Community Furniture Store (York)

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to the Community Furniture Store (York). The York Community Furniture Store is a furniture re-use and skills development organisation, which has been sewing York for 30 years, since October 1988. The Store collects re-usable furniture, electrical and other household goods from the City of York and parts ...

Grant award to Carecent, York.

The Trustees are pleased to report a second grant award to Carecent. Carecent is a breakfast centre based in St Saviorgate, York for all homeless, unemployed or otherwise socially excluded members of our community. They provide food, clothing and fellowship in a friendly and non-judgemental environment. Our volunteer staff are always ready to listen and offer support ...

Grant Award to the Railway Children

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to the Railway Children. In 2017/18 British Transport Police dealt with over 8,000 child safeguarding incidents on the rail network and this year that number is anticipated to increase to 10,000. A third of children identified had run away from home or care; other issues included ...

Grant Awarded to Your Choice Our Voice

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to Your Choice Our Voice. Your Choice Our Voice is based in Huntington and is a group that was set up by four care workers from the community.  They provide a safe, warm, friendly and fun environment for people with various disabilities and special needs enabling ...

Grant awarded to Door 84

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to Door 84. Door 84 aims are to engage the local community and provide an inspiring youth provision for local and city wide residents. Since re-opening in March 2011, over 1000 young people have registered from 39 different schools across York. The Youth provision provides the ...

Second grant award to the Hagge Woods Trust

The trustees are pleased to report they have approved a second grant award to the Hagge Woods Trust. The grant will help fund a workshop and learning space. Hagge Woods Trust provides an open-access site to Three Hagges Wood-Meadow just off the A19 between Escrick and Riccal, giving visitors the opportunity to experience native woodland ...

Grant award to Lollipop, York & District

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to Lollipop, York & District. Imagine a world of silence No matter how hard you may try, can you truly imagine it? The truth is that deafness is isolating. For those children & young people who are born deaf, deprivation of sound also means deprivation of ...

Grant award to SASH

The Trustees are please to report a grant award to SASH. SASH work to prevent homelessness in young people aged 16-25 in York, North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire. They help young people get the support they need so that a time of crisis does not lead to a vicious circle of homelessness and unemployment. Working ...

Grant award to the Sporting Memories Foundation

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to the Sporting Memories Foundation. Sporting Memories Foundation is a charity that develop and deliver reminiscence activities that improve the mental and physical well-being of older people (50+) and those living with dementia, depression and isolation. They do this through tapping into people’s passion, knowledge and ...

Grant award to The Hagge Woods Trust

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to the Hagge Woods Trust. The grant will allow schools from the inner York area to offset the cost of coach hire required to take children on an educational trip to the woods. Hagge Woods Trust provides an open-access site to Three Hagges Wood-Meadow just off ...

Grant awarded to The County Air Ambulance Trust

The Trustees have awarded a grant to The County Air Ambulance Trust’s Help Appeal. County Air Ambulance Trust’s main objective is to relieve sickness by supporting helicopter emergency medical services and funding primary helicopter landing sites at major trauma centres and key accident and emergency hospitals to help end preventable loss of life caused by ...

Grant awarded to Musical Connections, York

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to Musical Connections. Musical Connections began in 2009, with a pilot programme of weekly music-making sessions in City of York Council’s care homes for older people. The project immediately achieved a positive impact and, in 2010, won an NHS award for work in the area of ...

Grant awarded to The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme in York

The Trustees are pleased to report a further grant award to The Prince’s Trust.   The grant will continue to help fund a monthly Enterprise Programme in York.  The youth unemployment rate in York still stands at 11.4%. Even though the area of York has one of the  lowest levels of youth unemployment in the ...

Grant award to The Island, York

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to The Island, York. The Island exists to enhance the quality of life for children and young people through sustainable quality mentoring relationships as they make the transition through childhood and adolescence. Theye are a voluntary organisation whose aim is to work with children and young ...

Grant award to Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The grant will help support the purchase of new Heated Patient Rescue blankets required by both of the charity’s two air ambulances. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a dedicated helicopter emergency service for the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. It was introduced in 2000, and ...

Grant award to Carecent, York

The trustees are pleased to report a grant award to Carecent, York. Carecent is a breakfast centre for all homeless, unemployed or otherwise socially excluded members of our community. “We provide food, clothing and fellowship in a friendly and non-judgemental environment. Our volunteer staff are always ready to listen and offer support and advice where possible. Where ...