Yorkshire Funders

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Yorkshire and the Humber
Existing collaboration

Aims and activities

Aims and questions

Yorkshire Funders provides opportunities for local funding organisations of all sizes and sectors to think, share, learn and act together in order to be more effective and boost their impact on Yorkshire places and people.

Formerly called the Yorkshire Funders Forum (YFF), Yorkshire Funders achieved charitable status in November 2021 so that it became an official entity and could increase its activities and outcomes. This development was supported by several local funders who during a consultation confirmed they wanted the previously informal group to become a more active body.

Its principal activities are facilitating and organising networking and learning events in the Yorkshire region, as well as ensuring that the region has a strong relationship with key national sector bodies and local infrastructure organisations which provide advice and support to charities, voluntary and community groups.

The Yorkshire Funders is very welcoming to new members and attendees at regular roundtable events, whether you are a Yorkshire-based funder or a national funder seeking local insight

Carla Marshall
Trust Manager, Sir George Martin Trust & Yorkshire Funders Co-ordinator

How to get involved

If you would like to join the Yorkshire Funders, please contact Carla Marshall at the Sir George Martin Trust.

Who's involved

Yorkshire Funders is run by a team made up of employees and trustees from Yorkshire-based charitable trusts and foundations. Read about them here.

Learning and Resources

In 2021, Yorkshire Funders Forum, together with the National Lottery Community Fund, Two Ridings Community Foundation and Leeds Community Foundation, commissioned new research on the Yorkshire & Humber voluntary sector funding ecology. The full report can be found here and an interactive dashboard allows you to explore who gives grants, where and to whom.

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