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 where 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?

East Riding 4 Business is a free, easy to use website that allows businesses to search for potential funding opportunities relevant to the size and nature of their business and the project for which they are seeking funding for. 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. There is also information about organisations which can offer support, items of local news and details of funding events.

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?

Visit the following 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. . If you would like to know how your registration details will be managed, please visit the privacy statement on the East Riding 4 Community website.

Are there any limits on funding searches?

You can carry out as many searches as you wish, for any local or national 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 East Riding 4 Community?

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 navigation bar 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, and also includes 'How To' videos.

East Riding 4 Community Mini Guide (pdf 1.6mb)

For enquiries about East Riding 4 Community please email or telephone 07974122088.

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

There is a diverse range of local, national and international funding schemes available that businesses could potentially access.

To gain further advice and support please call the councils Business Support Services Team on 01482 391622 / 01482 391640 or email

For more information on other business support and services available visit the Invest East Yorkshire website.

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:

HEY Smile Foundation

Hey Smile Foundation offers a funding advice service. This includes support for funding applications and project planning:

HEY Smile Foundation (external website)

Tel: (01482) 590270

Humber and Wolds Rural Action (HWRA)

Humber and Wolds Rural Action (HWRA) supports and encourages rural communities in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire to develop so they can influence their own futures and secure a range of community facilities and services.

Humber and Wolds Rural Action (external website)

Tel: (01652) 637700

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS)

ERVAS are an infrastructure support organisation covering the whole of the East Riding. They support and develop local voluntary sector groups and organisations across the area, with a focus of strengthening their delivery and building resilience within communities.

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (external website)

East Riding Intelligence Hub

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

East Riding Intelligence Hub (external website)

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