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Beverley Town Council provides two sources of grants and funding via its Grants Committee, and through its relationship with East Riding of Yorkshire Council's Commuted Sums team, as detailed below.


This committee administers the Beverley Town Council Grants Fund. Local groups or organisations are able to apply for small grants, up to £1,000, or large grants, up to £3,000, for specific projects and activities that directly benefit Beverley residents.

A wide variety of organisations are eligible for support, such as community associations, charities, cultural or educational groups, and sports clubs. They have to be based in one of the four parishes of Beverley or, if part of a national body, have an independent branch in Beverley itself. We can't give financial assistance to individuals.

The grants are intended to support and encourage the valuable work done mainly by volunteers and enthusiasts in our community, which contributes so much to the life of the town. The applicants have to show that their project will benefit Beverley residents. This might take the form of meeting the specific needs of the disadvantaged members of our community, or working to improve the life chances and wellbeing of people in particular neighbourhoods. Inclusive projects that benefit townspeople by expanding cultural opportunities or widening involvement in sporting participation are also welcome.

Current grants recipients

Organisation Purpose of Grant Amount given

  • Douglas Brader Foundation To cover the cost of 6 disabled children and their families from Beverley to participate in “Reach for the Sky” Flying Day event £600.00
  • Beverley Westwood Lions Club To build a sleigh for use at Christmas period for providing Christmas cheet to residents of Beverley £1,230.00
  • East Yorkshire Broadcasting Ltd To provide a contribution towards a stage trailer £2,750.00
  • Beverley Minster Choir To assist with coach hire, ferry costs, accommodation costs, catering cost, participation in cultural activities, publicity for a tour to Lemgo and the surrounding area £500.00
  • Beverley Against Poverty For a contribution towards the food and drink for community lunches and costs for toiletries for showers  £500.00
  • Beverley Male Voice Choir To cover coach hire costs for travel to Cumbria for an exchange trip to perform  two performances with different choirs in June 2016 £600.00
  • Beverley & District Chrysanthemum Society To contribute to printing of show schedules and expenses of putting on the Chrysanthemum Society in September 2016 £350.00
  • Beverley in Bloom To contribute to the purchase of 6 octagonal planters, large barrel planters, compost and plaques in order to acknowledge the Queen's 90th Birthday £2,596.00
  • St Mary's Parish Church Two Churches, One Town Story To purchase 4 ipads to encourage visitors to respond following their visit on the advice of the Heritage Lottery Fund to which a multimillion application is to be made. £1,596.00
  • Beverley & District Pipe Band To provide uniform for new members, to pay for two instructors and venue hire for 2 days for external workshops £1,400.00
  • Beverley Rugby Football Union Club To provide grass cutting equipment for upkeep of rugby pitches £1,500.00

Commuted Sums

Beverley Town Council work with East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC), Molescroft Parish Council and Woodmansey Parish Council to consider projects eligible for "commuted sums" funding. Commuted sums are monies paid to ERYC by building developers in order to provide green and open spaces or attractions within Beverley and the surrounding area - e.g. children's' play areas.

If there is an area or project near you which you think needs funding, please let Beverley Town Council know and we will raise this in discussion with our local partners.

Meeting Dates


9th July 2018 papers to be received by the Town Clerk by 5pm on the 28th June 2018


18th March 2019 papers to be received by the Town Clerk by 5pm on the 7th March 2019


Both meetings are held at the Town Council Offices, 12 Well Lane, Beverley at 6.30pm.


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Bertie Beaver


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