Coronavirus 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

Founding partner and data controller for Beecan. Proud to do things differently and help communities thrive.

Umber Creative

Digital partner for Beecan. Building stronger and resilient communities through technology.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Where everyone matters and all residents are supported to enjoy their maximum potential for health, wellbeing and participation, throughout their lives.

Absolutely Cultured

Bringing together our award-winning Volunteering Programme to support safe and enjoyable community action across Hull and East Riding.

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) LTD

The Charity for Charities and Communities, empowering communities to find solutions and supporting the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Sector to flourish.

How Beecan works




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Register with Beecan and find the support to do more

Gillian Bowlas

Downright Special makes a big difference to the education and care of children with Down syndrome. We are a local charity that provides a huge range of services and this can only be achieved with the help of local supporters. Beecan is a great opportunity for us to promote our work and access development resources

-Gillian Bowlas, Charity Manager at Downright Special.


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.

Find out more & register today

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.

Spotlight Scholarship Programme

By Archbishop Sentamu Academy

In September 2016, Archbishop Sentamu Academy launched The Spotlight Scholarship Programme; a scholarship for ASA’s gifted and talented…

For more information:


01482 781912


cottingham youth club

By Cottingham Parish Council

Cottingham youth club

For more information:


07745 388550


Groundwork Meal Delivery

By Groundwork Wakefield

Providing home cooked affordable meals and delivery service to the elderly and vulnerable who are self isolating during the current pandemic

For more information:


0300 303 3292


Groundwork Connect

By Groundwork Wakefield

£9,425 funded of £16,738

1 month & 3 days remaining

Groundwork Connect building an on-line community where people can still feel connected to others and find information and activities to…

For more information:


0300 303 3292


Groundwork Virtual Shed

By Groundwork Wakefield

A virtual shed enabling those who are feeling isolated during this time to connect with others, learn DIY tips using recycled or…

For more information:


0300 303 3292


Tesco Bags of Help Grants

By Groundwork Wakefield

Grants and funding advice and support to constituted groups, schools and charities

For more information:


0300 303 3292


A brief overview of positive activity within the Beecan community


Number of Local Supporters


Number of groups doing great work


Number of projects seeking support


Volunteers making a difference

Reg Number: 06455490 | Charity Number: 1125856