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Finding a grant

Information about getting help with finding a grant, what is East Riding 4 Community and East Riding 4 business, registering your details and applying for a grant.

Can I get help with finding a grant for our project?

Yes, the council manages a community funding website called East Riding 4 Community, a one-stop shop for funding information.  It gives access to a database of thousands of grants, loans and other forms of financial assistance you can search for potential sources of funding for your project.

The council also runs a website for businesses seeking funding opportunities called East Riding 4 Business.

What is East Riding 4 Business?

This website allows businesses to search for potential funding opportunities relevant to the size and nature of their business.  It contains details of grants, loans, venture capital, awards and other funding suitable for business:

East Riding 4 Business (external website)

What is East Riding 4 Community?

East Riding 4 Community is a free, easy to use website designed to help community groups find suitable funding for their projects.  It asks some simple questions about your project, and then the system searches its database and lists possible fund schemes for you.  There is also information about organisations which can offer support, items of local news and details of funding events as well as local success stories.

Who can use East Riding 4 Community?

East Riding 4 Community is available for to all organisations including community and voluntary groups, charities, town and parish councils, sport clubs, schools and social enterprises.

How do I access East Riding 4 Community?

Just go the website: East Riding 4 Community (external website)

When you start to use the site, you will be asked to complete a short registration form for which you will need a valid email address.

What happens when I register my details?

You will be added to the East Riding 4 Community database and a confirmation email will be sent to you via the email address you provided when registering. The whole process only takes a few minutes to complete. The council's external funding team may also contact East Riding 4 Community users to find out if you have applied for funding and been successful.

Are there any limits on funding searches?

You can carry out as many searches as you wish, for any local, national or European funding which might be available for projects based in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Is there any guarantee of a successful application?

There can never be any guarantee of a successful funding application but using East Riding 4 Community allows the huge range of funding programmes and providers available to be narrowed down to those which match your project’s criteria and increases your chances of a successful conclusion.

Where can I get help if I am having difficulties with the search questions?

If at any stage you need help with the questions when carrying out a grant search on the East Riding 4 Community website, please go to the 'Help and Advice' section on the right-hand side of the homepage and open up the 'User Guide'.  This contains some useful hints and tips to use when searching for grants as well as explaining the other features of the system including how to produce reports.

Who can I contact for further help with finding a business grant?

For enquiries about business grants, please contact your nearest Business Centre:

East Riding Business Centre, Beverley

Tel: (01482) 880460

Email: eastriding.business.centre@eastriding.gov.uk 

Brough Business Centre

Tel: (01482) 666624

Email: brough.business.centre@eastriding.gov.uk 

Market Weighton Business Centre

Tel: (01430) 803406

Email: marketweighton.business.centre@eastriding.gov.uk 

Carlisle House Goole Business Centre

Tel: (01405) 767654

Email: goole.business.centre@eastriding.gov.uk 

Driffield Business Centre

Tel: (01377) 240940

Email: driffield.business.centre@eastriding.gov.uk 

Bridlington Business Centre

Tel: (01262) 401399

Email: bridlington.business.centre@eastriding.gov.uk

Who can I contact for further help with finding a grant for my community group?

The following organisations are useful sources of information and support for local community groups seeking funding:

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) 

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) offers a funding advice service. This includes support for funding applications and project planning:

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (external website)

Tel: (01482) 871077

Humber and Wolds Rural Community Council (HWRCC)

Humber and Wolds Rural Community Council (HWRCC) offers specialist help to groups seeking to fund project work, particularly for village halls and community–led planning:

Humber and Wolds Rural Community Council (external website)

Tel (01652) 637700

East Riding Data Observatory

East Riding Data Observatory provides information on population, deprivation and other key statistics to support your application:

East Riding Data Observatory (external website)

Last Updated: Friday, 08 September 2017