Funding Projects of up to £500.00

Areas Covered

  • Hull
  • East Riding of Yorkshire


The HighFiver Grants have been designed in response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.  We recognise that lots of micro groups are delivering outstanding work and are finding it hard to access resources.  With this in mind, this fund is particularly focused on distributing small grants (of up to £500) to Parish / Town Councils and COVID-19 Mutual Aid groups to support them in their vital work at this time. We are particularly interested in good work that is helping to relieve challenges of poverty and low income.

Grants shall be considered for fundable items such as: 

  • Materials
  • Consumables 
  • Room/Venue Hire
  • Travel Expenses
  • Equipment
  • Volunteer Expenses
  • Training Costs
  • Volunteer Support Costs

To be considered for a grant award you need to:

  • Be registered as an organisation and show your activity on Beecan  
  • Explain how you are helping your community currently  
  • Provide numbers of volunteers your group has reached or wish to reach
  • Detail how you would put additional funding to good use within your community

In ideal circumstances, before any grant is awarded, applicant organisations should be able to provide details of their constitution and official group bank account. If you require guidance on this, please make direct contact with us; if appropriate we will connect you with a local voluntary group to help facilitate the funding.

Grant Guidance

We want to make this process as easy as possible for deserving applicants at this time of national crisis. Please complete the questions fully and we will be in touch if there are any queries.

Fundable items

The following items can be funded by this programme:

  • Materials
  • Room/Venue Hire
  • Equipment
  • Training costs
  • Professional fees (linked to project)
  • Consumables
  • Travel Expenses
  • Volunteer expenses
  • Volunteer support costs
  • Transport Provision

Non-fundable items

The following items cannot be funded by this programme:

  • Insurance
  • Running costs (linked to project)
  • Staff Costs (linked to project)
  • Professional fees (general)
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Running costs (general)
  • Staff Costs (general)


This funding programme can be used for the following beneficiaries:

  • Children (under 5)
  • Children (12-16)
  • Young Person SEND (under 24)
  • Crime: victims of / prevention
  • Ethnicity
  • Ill Health (Physical)
  • Social or Economic Circumstances
  • Refugees / Asylum seekers / Immigrants
  • Community: Urban
  • Homeless People
  • Veterans: served in the Armed Forces
  • Children (6-11)
  • Young Person (17-20)
  • Older People
  • Disability
  • Gender & Relationships
  • Religion
  • Ill Health (Mental)
  • Community: Rural
  • Crime: Ex-offenders
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans: Family Support


This funding programme can be used for the following services:

  • Poverty / Low Income
  • Town / Parish Council
  • COVID-19 Mutual Aid

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via Beecan.