Information from Reviewing Your Grant Making Online Workshop - 2 August 2022

Yorkshire Common Application Form (YCAF) Participants as of June 2022

Yorkshire Funders has brought together a group of local charitable trusts and foundations – the YCAF Task Force – who want to try and make the application process for grant seekers easier and faster in order to help local charities and voluntary organisations during these challenging times when demand for their services is higher than ever.

The Yorkshire Common Application Form (YCAF) has been developed by the 10-strong YCAF Task Force and during the development phase a number of funding advisors, frontline charities and community groups were consulted in order to create the final form. The YCAF is for grants in the region of £5,000 or less.

We are encouraging local funders of all sizes and types to adopt the YCAF so that over time grant seekers will find that they are being asked exactly the same questions, in the same format by more and more Yorkshire funders.

As of the 1st August 2022 the following funders are now using the YCAF and it is available on their website or by contacting them directly:

Sir George Martin Trust
Tarn Moor Estate                                                         

Woodsmith Foundation 

The following funders have committed to adopting the form and we will keep adding to the list as more funders join the initiative:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
South Yorkshire Community Foundation
Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
Leeds Community Foundation
Wakefield & District Health & Community Support

Information from 24 May 2022 Yorkshire Common Application Form (YCAF) Online Workshop

Information from 15 June 2022 Conference

Information from 23 March 2022 Online Forum: Macro vs. Micro - who's been hit the hardest & does size matter?

Information from 11 January 2022 Grant Data Online Workshop - The Importance of Using the 360Giving Standard

Yorkshire Funders – 360Giving briefing 2022-01-11 – email Katherine Duerden, Publishing & Support Manager for further information or to start the 360Giving Standard process.

Yorkshire & Humber Funding Ecology Dashboard

Information from 2 December 2021 Online Roundtable - Poverty: Prevention or Crisis?

Information from 20 October 2021 IVAR Online Workshop Risk: Flexibility vs Due Diligence

Information from 15 September 2021 YFF Online Roundtable

Information from 13 May 2021 YFF Online Roundtable - Open & Inclusive Grant Making

Presentations from 18 March 2021 YFF Online Roundtable

Summary from 21 January 2021 YFF Online Roundtable

Presentations from 18 November 2020 YFF Online Roundtable

Information from 17 September 2020 YFF Online Roundtable

Presentations from 1 July 2020 YFF webinar Covid-19: Financial Recovery & Resilience

Summary report from 20 May 2020 Covid-19 YFF webinar

Data Capturing Grants for Trusts & Foundations May 2020

It’s more important than ever that funders are capturing and logging their grant making in an organised and systematic way. Many Yorkshire trusts and foundations will only log their grant-making for internal use, but we are all being encouraged to be more open with our data and log it in a way which could potentially be shared externally. This could be for research such as the Yorkshire & Humber Funding Ecology project, to add to the 360Giving portal, or as the Covid-19 crisis continues and moves into subsequent stages, it will be incredibly useful to map who is giving where, to what and how much.

Below are the column headers which 360Giving suggests for a simple trust or foundation grant database. We hope you will find these useful if you are looking to update or develop your data capturing. And if you do want to consider making your data available on 360Giving visit and they will provide free support to help you get your database set up.

Publishing your grants data in the 360Giving Data Standard will:

• help your organisation understand itself better
• sends a positive message to your grantees and fellow funders
• means you are doing your bit to help make grant-making in the UK more informed, effective and strategic
• saves time and money for the sector
• gives us a fuller picture of grant-making in the UK
• helps bring better outcomes for recipients

Database column headings

Financial year

Recipient organisation/name

Charity number

Charity/organisation’s website

Charity post code (ideally the local post code or where the work is being carried out locally)

Other regional descriptor for mapping (eg. City of Leeds District)

Amount awarded

Award date

Description of grant (for ease combine Category and Funding type)

Charity category (e.g. Disability support & activities, Older people’s welfare, Covid-19)

Funding Type (e.g. Core, capital, core & capital, unrestricted)

For Funders

Yorkshire & Humber Funding Ecology Research 2019

Yorkshire & Humber Funding Ecology Research 2021

Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF)

Institute of Voluntary Action Research (IVAR)


UK Civil Society Almanac 2019

For Frontline Charities and Charitable Groups (also useful for funders)

National Support & Funding Databases

Charity Commission

Directory for Social Change

Funding Central



Institute of Fundraising


Yortender for information on contracts from Yorkshire & Humber local authorities, register to bid for tenders.

Contracts Finder has information about contracts worth over £10,000 from government and its agencies.

Companies House (CIC’s also listed)

Local Support & Funding Opportunities


East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS)

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

HEY Smile Foundation

Hull CVS

Two Ridings Community Foundation


Community First Yorkshire

Two Ridings Community Foundation


South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau (SYFAB)

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation



CABAD (Community Action Bradford & District)

Give Bradford (run by Leeds Community Foundation)


Sector Support Calderdale

Voluntary Action Calderdale (VAC)


Third Sector Leaders

One Community – the Kirklees Community Foundation

Voluntary Action Leeds

LEEDS  Funding Leeds free website

Leeds Community Foundation



Community Foundation Wakefield District

Forum (formerly North Bank Forum) - for all of Yorkshire