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.

Summer School Programme for Young People

By East Riding Theatre Ltd

£12,180 funded of £7,850

Finished on 28-02-2020

ERT is committed to the engagement of young people and development of local talent within an accessible and inclusive environment. Through…

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01482 874050


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Join The Beats Bus

By Beats Bus Records

Join the Beats Bus is a project to discover and mentor 5 young people on our record label.

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COVID 19 Returning Support

By 1st Cherry Burton Scout Group

1st Cherry Burton Scouts work with over 40 young people to make a real difference to their lives teaching them vital life skills whilst…

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07926 385306


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

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0300 303 3292


Springhead Community Hub

By Groundwork Wakefield

Our Vision is for Springhead to be a for the whole community that supports and nurtures everyone

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0300 303 3292


Downright Special Specialist Play and Learning Groups

By Downright Special

Downright Special Fridays are our specialist play and learning groups and are the cornerstone of what we do. The weekly programme offers…

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01482 420160


A brief overview of positive activity within the Beecan community


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Volunteers making a difference

Reg Number: 06455490 | Charity Number: 1125856