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Who We Are

We are a grant-making charity supporting community projects in the Craven area. This covers parts of North and West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria.

Apply For Funding

We are committed to offering an easily accessible source of funding that helps groups and organisations to improve the lives of people from across the district.

Support Your Community

When you give to the Craven Trust, you make sure that your money benefits your neighbours and community. See the difference that your gift can made.

Providing Local Money For Local Needs

The Craven and Beamsley Trusts are there to support community-based projects and individual cases of hardship in our area.

We know how difficult it is for many smaller groups and organisations to access funding, particularly if they are based in rural districts. So we have set out to make our application process as simple and straightforward as possible.

That means that we will fund many types of project, including work to support people of all ages, building improvements and environmental, artistic or sporting activities. For example, you can apply to us for grants for:

» equipment and resources to help you deliver services or administer your group

» training for volunteers and trustees

» setting up a new project

If you would like to discuss your ideas before applying for funding, you can call our administrator –