Advice surgeries and funding fairs in Yorkshire and the Humber

There are many ways to get in touch with us. We hold a variety of surgery sessions and funding fairs to help with potential and ongoing applications.

Leeds surgeries

We hold regular advice surgeries in our Leeds office; please contact the development team to find out the next available session. If you have submitted a project enquiry form, we may invite you to one of these appointments or to an application form workshop at an appropriate time for your intended submission.

Alternatively, if you are unable to travel to Leeds, you may wish to attend a local grant surgery or funding fair nearer to home.

Thematic sessions

Small grants: £3,000 - £100,000

  • 4 November 2015: HLF Office, 4th Floor Carlton Tower, 34 St Paul's Street, Leeds, LS1 2QB

We are keen to see more applications for our small grant programmes so we are hosting some workshops in our Leeds office to help groups apply.

For more information and to book a place at this session please email us or telephone: 0113 388 8030.

Industrial, maritime and transport heritage

As part of the European Year of Industrial and Technical Heritage we want to highlight opportunities for groups to apply for funding to help protect, preserve and share industrial heritage. We will be running a networking event at Elsecar Heritage Centre, if you would like to more information or to book a place then please visit the Eventbrite booking page, Celebrating Yorkshire's Industrial Heritage.

  • 9 December 2015: Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Barnsley, S74 8HJ

Local surgeries

We hold a number of surgery days around the Yorkshire and Humber area. For further information regarding a surgery in your locality please check this page for surgery dates in the coming months.

We will be holding grant surgery sessions in our priority development areas over the upcoming months. To book a space please email us.


  • 19 November 2015 (10am - 4pm): Doncaster Central Library, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3JE


  • 9 February 2016 (10am - 4pm): North Yorkshire County Records Office, Malpas Road, Northallerton, DL7 8TB


  • 11 November 2015 (10am - 4pm)
  • 9 December 2015 (10am - 4pm)
  • 14 January 2016 (10am - 4pm)
  • 10 February 2016 (10am - 4pm)
  • 15 March 2016 (10am - 4pm): HLF Office, 4th Floor Carlton Tower, 34 St Paul's Street, Leeds, LS1 2QB


  • 19 January 2016, (10am - 4pm): Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT


  • 5 November 2015, (10am - 4pm): York Explore Library, Library Square, York, YO1 7DS

Funding fairs

Funding fairs are larger events attended by a number of funding organisations. They are an ideal opportunity to seek advice on funding options in an informal atmosphere. There are usually funding workshops that take place at the fairs which provide structured guidance through funding procedures. Attendees are also free to browse the stalls if they prefer.

HLF is also represented at some external funding fairs.

Ryedale and Scarborough

  • 17 November 2015 (10am - 4pm): Meet the Funder, Coast and Vale Community Action - Malton & Norton Rugby Club, Old Malton Road, Malton, YO17 7EY


20 March 2016: Barnsley Local History Day - Town Hall, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 2TA

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