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Community grants

Information regarding grants available to Ryedale based organisations.

Thet Council has three new grant schemes to support communities to achieve sustainable growth and to identify solutions and improvements to meet local needs. The three areas where applications for grants are now being accepted are:

After reading the details of each of the schemes;

Community Grant Scheme

The Community Grant is now open to any Ryedale community based organisation or group, for projects that make a positive impact on community owned or managed facilities and activities in Ryedale, such as village halls, play areas, sports facilities, village owned shops and activities that support the local community.

Applications will be considered by Council Members at two meetings per annum. Closing dates for applications are 14 July 2017 and 5 January 2018.

Please read the guidance notes and online application form below (please note you will need an up to date version of Adobe Reader to electronically fill in this form). For further information, or for a hard copy of the application form, please contact the Community Team or call 01653 600666 and ask for the Community Team.

Public Open Space and Recreation Grant Scheme

The Public Open Space and Recreation Facilities Grant uses funding from 'Section 106' Planning Agreements. Funding is provided by developers of projects such as house building or retail development projects, to create or improve local facilities within a given geographical area and timescale - the exact nature of this is identified in a 'Section 106' agreement for each site.

Ryedale District Council and your Town or Parish Council will have information on what is available in your area. A table of current agreements is available below.

The Grant is open to any Ryedale community based organisation or group, for projects that provide or improve Public Open Space and Recreation facilities in line with the relevant S106 Agreements. This includes facilities such as;

  • Parks, gardens, amenity green space
  • Natural and semi-natural open space
  • Play areas
  • Sports facilities (outdoor pitches, indoor or outdoor courts, sports halls and equipment)
  • Allotments

Applications will be considered by Council Members at four meetings per annum. Closing dates for applications are 14 July 2017, 15 September 2017, 10 November 2017 and 5 January 2018.

Flood Grant Scheme

All information regarding the Flood Grant Scheme is on our Flooding webpage.

How to apply

Applicants are required to apply formally for a grant using the application form, available to download below. Guidance notes (also available for download below) for each type of grant give full details including closing dates. You should submit the application electronically, although hard copy is acceptable.

If you need help filling in the form or require assistance with developing your application or group, please contact the Community Team. Officers can also direct you to other agencies and funding bodies who may be able to help with your project, including finding match funding.

The primary contact is the Community Team tel 01653 600666

We would recommend you make contact prior to completing the application form and we can meet with you to discuss your project.

Please note - the application form should be accessed using Internet Explorer or Google Chrome browsers only. Functionality maybe lost when using Mozilla Firefox or other browsers.

Other help and support

The Charity Commission provide a wealth of information for charities on subjects such as trustees and fundraising. Please visit the Charity Commission's website for further information.

For support for volunteers and project funding advice you may also like to visit Coast and Vale Community Action website (or tel. 01653 600120) and Community First Yorkshire ( or tel 01904 704177).

Funding Central is a free resource for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises based in England. It lists thousands of funding and finance opportunities and tools and information to help support you to develop a sustainable income strategy.

Links to other potential project funding sources, including Yorventure and North York Moors National Park are listed to the right.




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FileNo of pagesFile sizeCreated
Download this file (Community_Grant_guidance_notes_1718_V2.pdf)Community grants guidance notes 2017/185296 kB05-2017
Download this file (Council_Plan_2017_2022.pdf)Council Plan1329 kB06-2017
Download this file (Grant_Application_Form_1718V3.pdf)Grant application form 2017/185221 kB05-2017
Download this file (Public_open_space_recreation_S106_grant_guidance_notes_v3.pdf)Public open space and recreation guidance notes 2017/185249 kB05-2017
Download this file (S106_Public_Open_Space_Recreation_Grant_310717.pdf)S106 Public open space grant availability2109 kB05-2017

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