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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.

This Ability

By Working for Health CIC

The This-Ability project engages with learners (18 - 29) with a disability/learning disability/difficulty or a long term health/Mental…

For more information:


01482 242808


Forget Me Knot, Community Canal Boat

By Humber Aid CIO

Community Canal Boat - Forget Me Knot

For more information:


01482 398521


Community Led Local Development

By Working for Health CIC

Supporting people with mental health conditions in the HU6 postcode area with work and learning.

For more information:


01482 242808


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


Recovery of running costs for village hall

By Gilberdyke War Memorial Hall

Request for a grant to cover two month's worth of running costs for Gilberdyke Covid Emergency Voluntary Support Group during the Covid…

For more information:


07920 039049


Technology for Outreach at Emmanuel Church, Bridlington

By Emmanuel Church Bridlington

Technology is vital in the digital age, even more now we are coping with Covid restrictions. Help us connect with each other and serve our…

For more information:


01262 229503


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