About Community Matters

CM(Y) delivers capacity building support to childcare organisations, and also offers services and support to the wider Voluntary Sector, including.

CM(Y) offers a funding support service, this consists of a large amount of capacity building help sheets and access to both our monthly funding newsletter and also the funding database which allows you to search for smaller local funds as well as national funders. The funding service is a paid for service and groups pay a very modest annual subscription to support its development.

CM(Y) has organised aa annual  West & North Yorkshire funding fair. Bringing together over a hundred organisations with about a dozen potential funders.

CM(Y) has specialist staff who can offer other support including a range of business related advice, although this is not always free. Please get in touch with the office for information about our range of business support packages.

CM(Y) also offers a range of direct services working with communities. Some of our past projects have included specialist family learning, a recent financial literacy project with primary school children in East Leeds as well as a number of creative projects for both children and families.

CM(Y)’s latest projects are to deliver Family Wellbeing support, across North & East Leeds.

CM(Y) are the co-ordinators of the National Ofsted “Big Conversation” for the Yorkshire and Humber region.

CM(Y) is one, of less than 18 organisations in Yorkshire & Humber to hold the PQASSO Quality Mark from NVCO. It is also one of the smallest organisations nationally to have achieved this Quality Assurance Mark.

Our Vision

The Community Matters vision is to provide a sustainable and effective "hub" of learning, support, advice and guidance, enabling local communities and organisations to grow and achieve through the provision of a high quality service.

We do this in a number of ways through our various projects which at the moment concentrate on working with children, young people and families. But not exclusively. We are able to provide training, learning opportunities and business related advice, guidance and information to individuals and organisations.