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.

Positive Stories For Negative Times; Take Two!

By Thunk-It Theatre LTD

£8,956 funded of £8,956

Finished on 18-10-2021

Thunk-it will collaborate with up to 25 young people from Bugthorpe Primary School (6-11) and up to 25 young people in the community of…

For more information:


07942 302052


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Bubwith Daily Mile, cycle track and associated works

By Bubwith Leisure and Sports Centre

£130,000 funded of £200,000

Finished on 01-11-2021

Bubwith Daily Mile and cycling area. Outside development inspired by Covid and aimed particularly at younger people

For more information:


01757 288299


Donate Online:

just Giving

I.M.M.E Help make a difference

By I.M.M.E

Welcome To I.M.M.E Which means Imagine making memories everywhere Bringing new books to life and bring the adventure to them using Virtual…

For more information:


07828 778722


It Takes A Village Artist Support

By The Roaring Girls

It Takes A Village is an artist support programme focussed on community and collaborations, offering a unique opportunity for emerging…

For more information:


07981 275386


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Richard II & "God I Hate Shakespeare" Workshop

By Quandary Collective

Female-led theatre company Quandary Collective are touring their radical adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Richard II' to outdoor…

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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


A brief overview of positive activity within the Beecan community


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Volunteers making a difference

Reg Number: 06455490 | Charity Number: 1125856