Community grants news release

Last round of community grants approaching

The clock is ticking to apply for the last round of Ryedale District Council’s Community Grants scheme – with grants of up to £10,000 available.

The last of two funding rounds in 2022/23 is open and groups have until 26 August 2022 to submit their applications with decisions on which applications have been successful expected by 10 November 2022.*

The grants are there to support groups or projects that make a positive impact on community-owned or managed facilities such as village halls, play-areas, sports facilities or village-owned shops as well as activities that support the local community.

Previously Ryedale District Council has supported a variety of projects through the Community Grant Scheme including an acoustics project at Gilling Village Hall, a crafts and wellbeing project by Sight Support Norton, a play area in Ampleforth, a defibrillator in Oswaldkirk and car park resurfacing at Newton Village Hall.

In November 2021, Malton and Norton Rugby Club were awarded a grant of £5,000 to support a project to refurbish the 27-year-old shower block, create a new entrance to the physio room and install CCTV.

Another application from Thornton Le Dale squash club was also supported with a community grant of £2793 to upgrade court heaters, replace the front door and install a contactless booking system.

Margaret Wallace, Director for People and Resource at Ryedale District Council, said: “We’ve supported some fantastic projects with our community grant scheme which help our communities to thrive. We want this great work to continue in the heart of our communities as we hand out the last of the community grants available from Ryedale District Council.

“Before our move into the new unitary authority in April 2023, we have assigned £212,000 to this grant scheme to give our communities a real boost.

“I would encourage anyone with an exciting project idea to apply before the closing date of 26 August 2022.”

Decisions for the first round this year are expected by 25 August 2022.

For more information on the Community Grant scheme including how to apply visit www.ryedale.gov.uk/communitygrant.

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Notes to editors

Notes to Editors *Originally there were three rounds scheduled for 2022-2023, however due to a high number of applications this has now been cut to two rounds to make sure the funding is fairly distributed.