Community grants news release

Deadline approaches for RDC Community Grants

Community and voluntary groups that are looking to kick-start new projects are being urged to apply for Ryedale District Council’s Community Grants scheme before the closing deadline (3 September).

The Community Grants scheme is open to organisations with grants of up to £5k on offer for projects that make a positive impact on community-owned or managed facilities, such as village halls, play-areas, sports facilities, or village-owned shops.

Over the last year, more than £40k has been allocated to 24 organisations including sports clubs, a playgroup, a library, a food bank, and community support groups.  The window for the next round of applications is due to close on 3 September.  Applications will then be assessed, and successful applicants will be notified in November.

Applicants are encouraged to email the Council on to discuss their project before applying.

Cllr Steve Arnold, Chair of the Community Grants working party at Ryedale District Council, said:

“The Community Grants scheme is a great way for community and voluntary groups to access vital funding for new equipment or facilities and we’re really looking forward to receiving this next wave of applications.”

Information on the Community Grant scheme is available at: