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Yorkshire - General

Ellie's Fund

Ellie's Fund supports children and young people under 25 years across Yorkshire and the Humber who are undergoing treatment for a brain tumour.

They also help families within the borough of Scarborough who have a child with any form of cancer.

Grants have previously helped children with flying lessons, an iPad, a birthday party and a stair lift.

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation

The Leeds Building Society's Charitable Foundation supports charitable community groups (and groups affiliated to charities) who operate around it's network of branches.

Donations ranging from £250 to £1,000 have previously been made to organisations that benefit children and adults with disabilities, the elderly and underprivileged families.

Applications should be made in writing to The Secretary,Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation,105 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AS. Telephone: 0113 225 7508

Your application should include information about your organisation, what the donation would be used for and who it will benefit.

Yorkshire Children's Trust

The Yorkshire Children's Trust supports children with life-changing illnesses or disability..

It is able to offer small grants from £50 up to a maximum of £750 to cover the cost of medical equipment, treatment or essential home modifications.

It will also assist with hospital travel costs for a child who will be hospital at least 8 days. This is a one off payment of £100.

The trust also works in partnership with Haven Holidays to provide mid week breaks at one of the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire or Blackpool parks.

To apply: complete the online application form.

East Yorkshire

Freddie's Friends

Freddie's Friends was set up in memory of Freddie Appleyard.

It supports disabled children with funding towards specialist equipment or treatment up to a maximum of £250.

The charity has previously helped towards a Playpak, a Proloquo2Go and a specialist swing.

Applicants must live in the Hull and Humber region.

KC Community Grants

KC (formally Kingston Communications) allocates three community grants of £500 each every three months to local causes and projects in the Hull and East Riding area.

To apply: complete the online application form providing details of the project and your organisation.

Leonard Chambelain Trust

The Leonard Chambelain Trust supports young people under 25 years in further education who live in Selby or the East Riding of Yorkshire.

It also helps individuals in need, hardship or distress.

Further details can be obtained from: Mrs Alison Nicholson, 4 Bishops Croft, Beverley, HU17 8JY  Telephone:  01482 865726 Email:

North Yorkshire

Craven Trust

The Craven Trust provides grants of between £100 to £1,000 to community groups within the Craven area. It is also able to support individuals through the Beamsley Trust.

It recently supported "Craven Mind" which helps people with mental health issues and their carers.

Application forms for both groups and individuals may be downloaded from their website.

South Yorkshire

Cash for Kids

Cash for Kids, promoted by Hallam FM supports sick and deprived children under 18 years living in South Yorkshire.

It provides funding to individual children, children's charities and local causes that make a difference to children's lives.

An application form and further information can be downloaded from the website.

Cash for Kids has a number of funding deadlines throughout the year.

The J W Chapman Trust

The J W Chapman Trust support residents of Doncaster who are in need of assistance.

Individuals are able to apply for funding towards essential items such as bedding, carpets, clothing, mattresses and white goods.

Following an application a visitor will visit the individual to check that the application is genuine.

To apply: use the online form on the website.

West Yorkshire


Bradnet supports disabled and vulnerable people in Bradford and surrounding district.

It offers 3 services:

  • Independent living service - for person-centred support in personal care and social inclusion
  • Outreach and advocacy service
  • Short breaks - providing 3 hours support for young people and their families.

Jimmy's Association for Kidney Children

Jimmy's Association supports child renal patients and other sick children at St James Hospital, Leeds.

It is able to offer financial support to families as well as advice and support.

The charity operates in the following areas:  

Bradford City, Calderdale, City of Wakefield, Derbyshire, Kirklees, Leeds City, and Lincolnshire.

For more information contact Mrs Louise Stone email:

Kingdom Living

Kingdom Living operates in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire.

It has limited funding for individuals or carers living with a neurodegenerative disorder who either:

  • require communication aids 
  • in order to reduce the sense of isolation many families living with a neurodegenrative disorder feel

The charity is able to provide a limited  number of  laptops with training in the use of to families who currently do not own a laptop and/or do own one but need training in how to use it.

To apply: contact either through the contact form on the website or email:  

The trustees meet regularly to discuss applications for the above.

Leeds Community Trust

The Leeds Community Trust helps local families who are vulnerable and in need of support.

It is able to help with:

  • Christmas grants - for food and gifts over Christmas
  • Emergency grants - such as cookers, beds, bedding, carpets and washing machines.  Families are given priority but they are also able to help all families that have difficulties such as physical and mental disability
  • Holiday Fund - to enable families with children to go away on holiday

All applications for grants must be made by a caring agency or a social worker.

Make a Dream

Make a Dream is a Leeds based charity making dreams come true for Yorkshire's sick and terminally ill children.

Past dreams have included swimming with the dolphins, a trip to Euro Disney to meet Mickey Mouse and meeting famous football stars such a David Beckham.

Children can be nominated by contacting the charity direct.

Time for Carers

"Time for Carers" run by Carers Leeds is a scheme for carers to apply for up to £250 towards a holiday or short break to help them get a break from caring.

The money is for the carer, although they can take the person they care for with them. 

The break must be taken within 12 months and receipts will be required within one month of the money being spent.

Carers Leeds are also able to offer up to £100 for other breaks such as therapies, gym membership and day trips.


Wakefield District Carers operates the "My Time" grant. This provides funds for parents and carers to pay for support to give them time away from their caring role.

Telephone 10924 305544 for further information.

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