Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) supports voluntary, community and other not-for-profit organisations to develop strong communities without poverty and isolation in York.
This year, 16 grants were awarded to local groups which are helping York’s residents to find routes out of poverty and isolation. Details of these can be found on the York Committee webpage and on 360Giving’s GrantNav.
The groups receiving the funding have provided crucial support to communities during the pandemic such as, providing access to essential food supplies through the Foxwood Community Hub, finding ways for people to keep connected with others through Age UK York and Kyra Women’s Project, as well as providing specialist welfare benefits advice through Citizens Advice York.
The work supported by these grants is helping more people to become independent and well, improve their prospects and shape their communities.
We continue to listen and learn from the groups which we support and are committed to being an open and trusting funder, ensuring that we adopt simpler, more flexible practices that make life easier for the groups we fund.
We are developing our 2021 Funder Plus offer, which will involve the creation and delivery of a Governance Support Programme. This will help voluntary and community groups in ways that a small grant is unable to, for example, supporting and enabling new trustees to develop their knowledge and skills.
If you are interested in finding out more about the grants awarded or are interested in applying for funding, please contact Helen Robinson, Community Grants Support Officer on 01904 615939 or at [email protected]t.org.uk
Within future articles we look forward to highlighting the difference the grants are making to local communities in York.