VCSE Community Support Hub: East Riding
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Shining the light on local communities, guiding supporters to great causes


How Beecan came to be

Beecan sprung from a desire to better link local communities with supporters, delivering measurable impacts and change across Hull and East Yorkshire. A stakeholder need was identified for a digital space: shining a light on ideas, resources, causes and funding. Through intensive consultation and development Beecan has emerged as a new, online platform uniting sectors around a common goal - of bringing good intentions to life.

How Beecan adds value

Beecan shines the light on local communities, whilst unlocking the resources and funding, to reach more beneficiaries. Beecan celebrates the work and strengthens the voice of the Voluntary Charitable Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector and its supporters; enabling great work to happen, today, tomorrow and beyond.

For communities this means:

  • Greater understanding of the fundraising landscape
  • Raising the public profile of your cause
  • Access to free, resource / development tools
  • An easier approach to funder searching
  • The ability to find supporters to help you succeed
  • Progressing projects with positive outcomes
  • A peer network to share and celebrate success

For supporters this means:

  • Greater understanding of the VCSE sector
  • Raising the public profile of your funding stream
  • A easier approach to VCSE searching
  • The ability to find local causes that matter to you
  • Managing your giving through a grant management system
  • Making a measurable impact in your local community
  • A peer network to share and celebrate success

Our partners

Smile Foundation Umber Creative Forum East Riding of Yorkshire Council Absolutely Cultured East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) LTD Hull CVS

How Beecan works




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Claire Raper

“I have found Beecan to be a great source of crucial information on funding and also support for Bundles of Joy by enabling me to access important resources all in one place. Beecan also allows me to read about other wonderful charities and see what’s going on in our community.

Claire Raper, Founder, Bundles of Joy


Organisations part of the Beecan community

Take a look at how many organisations are on board with Beecan in different areas.

organisations (and counting)

Need some more support?

Doing some great things in your community? Beecan partners can provide extra help to develop your organisation and further build your skills and expertise.

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Latest projects

The diversity of featured projects is what makes Beecan shine. We welcome applications from all corners of the community; enabling groups and individuals to make a compelling case for support. We are about bringing good intentions to life, creating positive change that lasts beyond the project term.

Tenant Garden Community Project

By ERYC Tenants Communal Garden Improvement

We are an East Riding of Yorkshire tenant community in Howden, many of the residents are elderly, some are disabled and some are classed…

For more information:


07950 707304


Drawing from Life

By Ceaac


For more information:


07743 137871


The Time-Traveller's Theatre Trail

By East Riding Theatre Ltd

£2,999 funded of £9,898

9 months & 15 days remaining

The Time-Traveller’s Theatre Trail (TT) is designed to reconnect ERT, its volunteers and its community by encouraging safe, free, outdoor…

For more information:


01482 874050


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Go and Play - Outdoor Learning

By St Mary's College Sports Development Company

£1,214 funded of £31,795

2 months & 4 days remaining

One of the most toxic effects to come out of the current pandemic is the destructive impact it has had on children’s play; the spaces they…

For more information:


01482 851136


Setting the Stage for Young Talent 2021

By Cottingham Village Trust

£43,671 funded of £43,671

Finished on 29-03-2021

This project is a resubmission (with additions ) to that submitted just over a year ago (Setting the Stage For Local Talent) and which…

For more information:


01482 844599


Maxlife- A year of variety

By Maxlife Youth Project

It's time to add a bit of variety back into our lives! And this project is the way to do it! A full year of variety arts to get tucked…

For more information:


07960 551572


A brief overview of positive activity within the Beecan community


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Number of groups doing great work


Number of projects seeking support


Volunteers making a difference

Reg Number: 06455490 | Charity Number: 1125856