Why is art and culture important in Ryedale?
Arts and culture are a key part of our Ryedale economy. A significant number of people are employed in this sector, (many in small or micro-enterprises) generating important investment for Ryedale.
Not only do art and culture enrich our quality of life as local residents, they also enhance visitors’ experience when they visit Ryedale.
For any general queries and for more information, please send us an Enquiry Form.
Small Arts Grants for National Tree Week
About the fund
National Tree Week (26 November – 4 December) is the UKs largest annual tree celebration. To mark National Tree Week 2022, Ryedale District Council are making small arts grants of £500 available for projects specifically related to trees and the themes of tree week. Do you have some creative activity you could deliver to celebrate trees and raise awareness of their importance?
If so, we’d love to hear from you.
All proposed activity must take place in Ryedale and during tree week. Organisations and individuals that are based outside of Ryedale can apply but please note priority will be given to those who are Ryedale-based.
The application window closes on November 13 and successful applicants will informed shortly after. Please note, the application form is the standard arts grants form but for National Tree Week grants the maximum that can be applied for is £500.
How to apply
Applications must be made using this online application form.
Deadline for applications is Sunday 13 November.Apply now
All proposed activity must align to the key aims of tree week and must also fulfil at least one of our aims below:
- Community health and wellbeing
- Celebration of place
- Digital creativity
- Climate change awareness
Who can apply?
- Artists, freelancers, CICs, arts organisations, arts-related charities based in Ryedale and delivering activity in Ryedale (those outside of Ryedale but who deliver activity in Ryedale will be considered but priority will be given to Ryedale-based organisations/freelancers)
What can you apply for?
- The grant can be used to pay for professional fees for freelancers to develop and present activity
- The grant can be used to pay for equipment and supplies that support the delivery of activity
Please note: You can only apply once in this round.
Timescales: Projects must be completed within tree week – 26 November – 4 December.
Grants of up to £500 to be awarded on a competitive basis.
We will not fund
- General and ongoing running costs
- Building maintenance
- Retrospective support for activities that have already started or taken place
- Building renovations & capital costs (fixed / venues)
How the fund works:
Only applications made online through the Ryedale District Council Small Grant fund online application form will be considered.
You must stipulate in your application what the grant will be used for, and provide details of quotes or costings that justify the amount of your request.
Ryedale District Council will carry out checks to verify applications. This is to avoid fraud and ensure Council money is being allocated appropriately.
Applications will be considered after the closing date and applicants should be informed of a decision within two weeks. Please have ready and attach any relevant documents to your application eg: evidence of public liability insurance, bank statement, safeguarding policy, constitution/set of rules, risk assessments.
If the fund is over-subscribed, priority will be given to applications that it is deemed best meet the outline aims of the grant, and that ensure as wide a range of Ryedale communities are represented and provided for as possible.
You are not excluded from applying if you have already had a different grant award from the council this year but please note, priority may be given to those who have not received grant funds this year.
If you are successful, we will send you a grant offer detailing the amount, terms and any specialist conditions of the grant award. Depending on the project outlined, and what you have supplied with your application, we may also ask to see certain documents prior to the grant being paid.
Grants will be paid up front in full.
By accepting the award you agree to abide by the Council’s grant conditions.
All grant money must be spent prior or during National Tree Week 2022 (26 November – 4 December).
Ryedale District Council will monitor the outcome of the grant scheme and may undertake follow-up checks to ascertain that money was spent as intended, and reserves the right to take back any grant that has not been spent, or was not spent in line with the application.
In order to accept your application we must process your information, some of which is personal (for example, your name, address, email address etc). We are allowed to process this information because administering the grants is part of our statutory function. As part of the grant application process we may share the details of the application form with relevant Elected Members and officers of Ryedale District Council, plus other parties who can help us to verify the information in the application. Information in relation to your grant application will be retained by the Council for two years following the completion of the project. Please see the Privacy Notice on Ryedale District Council’s website.
Finding out about grants and support
The best way to stay up-to-date with the grants and support available in Ryedale is to sign up to our Arts, Culture and Heritage e-Bulletin.