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




Click here for a quick tutorial to help you register on Beecan

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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.

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.

Improving outreach

By Hull and East Yorkshire ME and CFS Self Help Group

We have a website that costs us just over £100 a year but with the need to communicate faster and more efficiently we need to imporve our…

For more information:


07800 589500


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


Humber Medical Services Plus Equipment Support

By Humber Medical Services Plus Limited

Humber Medical Services Plus are a group of medics who provide medical support to the homeless.

For more information:


07932 744384


Proud to give

By Pride in Hull

Supporting those in our LGBT+ community who needs us the most - wrap around support = sign posting, food parcels and advice and information.

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Feeding the homeless and needy in Bridlington

By Kingfisher Cafe

£1,000 funded of £500

2 months & 21 days remaining

Feeding the homeless and needy in Bridlington

For more information:


07860 354542


Driffield and Wolds Foodbank

By Love Driffield

£5,500 funded of £4,722

9 months & 10 days remaining

Love Driffield exists to impact our town and the surrounding area. Our aspiration is to create a community hub where we can help…

For more information:


01377 252230

A brief overview of positive activity within the Beecan community


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Number of projects seeking support


Volunteers making a difference

Reg Number: 06455490 | Charity Number: 1125856