Two Ridings Community Foundation

The Grassroots - Richard Weare
Endowment Fund

This fund is currently closed
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The Grassroots/ Richard Weare Endowment fund is made up of donations made to the Government-funded Grassroots Grants programme (2008-2011).

The most significant contribution to the scheme was from The Richard Weare Charitable Trust, founded by the late Colonel Richard Weare JP DL. We are proud to honour this contribution in the grant scheme's name.

Today these two funds, together with other donations, have created a permanent endowment that will benefit our communities today and for years to come.

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Guidance notes

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Grant Available
Grants available of up to £3,000
 Available for/ to
  • Small, mainly volunteer led, charities and voluntary and community groups with a total income of under £30k per annum
  • Groups based in York, North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull
Restrictions (if applicable)


When to Apply

This scheme is currently closed to applications
                    Opening: 7th January 2014
                    Closing:   14th February 2014
                    Decisions by: Mid-March
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Please note! Applications are only considered "received" when the whole application (part A and B) and supporting documentation are received as a paper copy in the office.

The Grassroots Grant scheme was a £130 million Labour Government programme, funded by the Office of The Third Sector (now the Office for Civil Society) and launched in 2008.