The York Committee of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation makes grants to organisations to help improve the general quality of life in York, with particular regard for those who are in any way disadvantaged. Grants typically range from £100 to £5,000.
Deadline for application: 2pm Weds 16 January 2013
Date of meeting: Thurs 7 February 2013
Deadline for applications: 2pm on Weds 17 April 2013
Date of meeting: Mon 13 May 2013
Deadline for applications: 2pm Mon 15 July 2013
Date of meeting: Tues 6 August 2013
Deadline for applications: Fri 11 October 2013
Date of meeting: Thurs 7 November 2013
Please note: applications for small grant under the Dementia strand will only be considered at the May and November meetings.
The York Committee makes modest grants in response to applications from charities and other voluntary and not-for-profit organisations. When considering applications for grants, it gives priority to applications which fit with our main areas of interest:
Any size of group is considered and Trustees prefer to support specific needs rather than contribute to general expenses or on-going salaries.
Grants are given to charities and other not-for-profit organisations in the area covered by the City of York Council.
Grants are not normally given to:
* Howevever, applications will be considered for improvements to buildings which will make them fit for purpose.
As part of JRF's work on dementia, the York Committee is providing small grants to help local groups and neighbourhoods to play their part in making York, or their local community in York, more 'dementia-friendly'.
We particularly want to encourage new and inspiring initiatives which promote genuine inclusion. We are interested in a very wide range of projects which might relate to areas of work such as tourism, getting out and about, housing design, arts and culture, volunteering opportunities; sports and leisure; sharing skills and hobbies; and many others. Projects should aim to improve attitudes to dementia and help people with dementia to feel more welcome and included in local activities, businesses and amenities. Projects should wherever possible be committed to involving people with dementia and/or their carers or families in shaping and developing the work.
The York Committee of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation makes a limited number of strategic grants. They are larger than the small grants the Committee allocates. The purpose of these larger grants is to help charities and not-for-profits based in York to develop the skills and organisational capacity to tackle work under specific themes that the York Committee prioritises from time to time.
Strategic grants in 2013 - The York Committee approved three strategic grants in 2013, each lasting longer than one year. As a result there are no funds available for strategic grants for the remainder of 2013. New funds will not be available until 2014.
Themes - The two themes recently prioritised by the Committee have been ethnicity and migration, and York’s ageing population. The York Committee has decided that from now on it will consider strategic grants under all three of JRF’s key aims: Poverty; Place; and Ageing Society. The guidelines for strategic grants will be revised very shortly to reflect this recent decision.