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The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust operates a small community grants scheme in York called the York Committee, which supports voluntary, community and other not-for-profit organisations to develop strong, empowered communities without poverty or isolation.

York Committee Community Grants

This unsettling and turbulent time in our history is highlighting how much we all rely on each other in our society. While most of us will face some kind of change to our way of life during the coronavirus pandemic, we are not all in the same boat – people who were already struggling to stay afloat every day face being swept further and deeper into poverty.

We have been listening to people, communities and organisations in the places where we work. We’ve heard that the coronavirus pandemic is increasing the risk of being pulled into poverty for many of us – and we’ve heard how vital the work of the community and voluntary sector is in keeping us all supported and connected.

In York, we know that the response across the city has been remarkable, but that many community organisations are worried for their futures, and for the people they support. Through its grant making and 'funder plus' model, the JRHT York Committee is committed to supporting local community organisations which help people in the city from being swept further and deeper into poverty. The York Committee is therefore pleased to re-open their community grant making programme for 2021 and invites applicants to apply to one of the following funding deadlines:

York Committee funding deadlines 2021

Deadline Date Notification of Decision
2.00pm on Thursday 3 December 2020 During w/c 15 February 2021
2.00pm on Wednesday 10 March 2021 During w/c 10 May 2021

How to apply

For information on how to apply please read our funding guidelines below. We also welcome discussions about potential applications and encourage applicants to contact Helen Robinson, Community Grants Support Officer, via [email protected] or on 07736 977061 before applying.

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Learning from the work supported through our grants

We trust the groups we fund and aim to build open and straightforward relationships with the groups we support. The York Committee is very interested in learning from the work of its grant recipients. It helps us to understand what has worked and where organisations may have encountered barriers or challenges in delivering projects. Upon completion of a grant, we will contact you to ask you to complete an end of grant report form to tell us how the funds have been spent and what you have achieved. The end of grant report form template can be accessed below:

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Previously awarded grants

You can download spreadsheets giving full details of grants made by JRHT's York Committee since 2016 via the following links:

In November 2017 the Joseph Rowntree Foundation/Housing Trust signed up to the 360Giving Initiative, which aims to help UK grant makers to publish their data openly online, to an agreed data standard. Publishing information about our grants in an open format on our own website, and through 360Giving, means that it can be shared and compared more easily.

Over time, the intention is that this information will help inform both grant makers and those who are looking for funding and will contribute to more effective grant making.

License

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This means that the data is freely accessible to anyone to be used and shared as they wish. The data must be attributed to Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust