Yorkshire Charity receives £100,000 boost from Goldsmiths’ Company Charity
Two Ridings Community Foundation has been awarded a £100,000 grant from Goldsmiths’ Company Charity to help raise more funds for good causes across North & East Yorkshire.
The grant will go towards encouraging donors to set up funds to tackle a range of issues in the region. Two Ridings Community Foundation managed the York and North Yorkshire Flood funds in 2016, and has raised a further £2m in donations over the last two years.
Goldsmiths’ visited Two Ridings Community Foundation at their York Science Park offices on Monday 21st August to celebrate the grant.
Extending reach across the UK
Ciorsdan Brown, Grants Manager at Goldsmiths’ Company Charity commented: “We are delighted to be supporting and partnering with Two Ridings Community Foundation with a grant of £100,000 over two years. By way of extending our reach beyond our home of London, The Goldsmiths’ Company has been supporting Community Foundations since the network’s inception back in the late 1980s. Up until this point the Company had never ventured in to Yorkshire but in light of recent challenges in the area the committee felt that they wanted to support a community foundation which had proved itself in addressing increased local need at a difficult time.”
“With Goldsmiths’ support, we can do more to promote philanthropy”
Jan Garrill, Chief Executive of Two Ridings Community Foundation, added: “This is a major boost to Two Ridings Community Foundation and we are confident that with Goldsmiths’ support we can do even more to promote the positive benefits of local philanthropy. It’s a great way for successful individuals, families and businesses to support the hundreds of great local charities and groups in our region.”