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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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.

The Young Peoples Theatre Company


£2,500 funded of £4,970

9 months remaining

The Young peoples theatre focuses on young people aged 12-20, giving them the opportunity to design and develop their own performances…

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NAPA Audition Prep and new Emergence Boys' Dance Scheme


£4,380 funded of £4,380

8 months & 22 days remaining

An audition preparation class for Hull's young people, bringing in industry expertise, NAPA alumni and offering careers advice specific to…

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Ladies that Lunch


£4,820 funded of £4,820

Finished on 31-12-2022

Providing a safe supportive environment where women of all ages and cultures to come together learn and share skills, to socialise together

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E.D.I.E - Education, Diversity, Inclusion and Entertainment


£4,000 funded of £23,044

22 days remaining

Wolf Pack Theatre intend to eliminate all access barriers to the arts, breaking down social barriers and tackling loneliness. Creating…

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First Experiences


£1,500 funded of £3,660

Finished on 28-02-2023

First Experiences is a frank and brash look at virginity and awkward sexual first time experiences through different sexuality.

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Positive Stories For Negative Times; Take Two!


£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…

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Volunteers making a difference

Reg Number: 06455490 | Charity Number: 1125856