Starbeck grants - open for applications

Applications close on 30 May 2017

Starbeck Community Fund individual application form
Starbeck Community Fund individual criteria
Starbeck Community Fund group application form
Starbeck Community Fund group criteria

This grant scheme is for projects and individuals in the Starbeck ward.

Grants are available for a host of projects - perhaps you have an idea for increasing access to voluntary clubs or improving the quality of life for local people. Maybe there's a chance to enhance the local area, or your group needs some new equipment.

Allocation amount: Groups are invited to apply for up to £2,000 and individuals up to £200
Funding term: Grants are allocated in April and October each year
Next open for applications: October 2017

For further information about the Starbeck Grants, please contact Iain Service, Development Officer - Sports and Projects at Harrogate Borough Council on 01423 500600 or email

Tour de Yorkshire - closed for applications

To celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire Cycle Race 2017 Harrogate Borough Council have created a grant fund to award grants of up to £1,000 (max) to projects across the district which will celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire in an appropriate way - there is £10,000 available in this grant funding pot.

Applications are to be submitted between 20 February and 20 March 2017 (noon). All applicants will be assessed together after the closing date and applicants will be informed by 10 April 2017.

Allocation amount: £10,000

Who can apply?

Project proposals are welcome from parish/town councils, voluntary and community groups and schools that are active within the community. Projects are welcomed from umbrella groups set up to celebrate the Tour but proposals must be submitted on the group's behalf by a formally constituted group or school.

Priority will be given to applications received from those areas that are on the Tour de Yorkshire route.

These include:

  • Knaresborough
  • Ripley
  • Pateley Bridge
  • Nidderdale
  • Masham
  • Ripon
  • Harrogate

We aim to support a number of projects run by groups within the community that will embrace the Tour de Yorkshire and maximise the potential, economic, and tourism impact of the race traveling through our district.

The projects must be one off, have no on-going running costs and commence after 10 April 2017 and be completed by the end of August 2017.

How do I apply?

Please read and follow the guidance notes before completing your application form. Incomplete forms will not be considered.

Guidance notes

Contact and submission information

All submissions should be made electronically to

Due to the volume of applications all application forms must be submitted electronically below unless agreed otherwise.

Who do I speak to if I have a query about the funds?

For more information please contact John Mcgivern, Harrogate Borough Council, Leisure Development and Events Manager, on 01423 500600 or

Future grant funding opportunities

Small grants scheme - closed for applications

Next open for applications May 2017

The purpose of the small grants fund is to support and strengthen voluntary and community sector organisations based in and serving the Harrogate district that are providing activities/projects that benefit the local communities and residents. The funds are available to provide and increase participation and engagement and to support new and innovative ideas.

Allocation amount: £30,000
Funding term: 12 months from notification of award
Next open for applications: May 2017

VCS strategic grants - closed for applications

Next open for applications August 2018

The funding that is available will contribute to the core costs involved in the running of VCS organisations. The fund is not a permanent, long term single source for organisations and if successful should only be dependent upon for the agreed funding period.

There are three areas that the council will invest in through this funding stream:

  1. Voluntary and Community Sector support: To provide infrastructure and targeted support to the voluntary and community sector as a whole, to assist in its sustainability and vibrancy.
  2. Advice services: To provide good quality advice services and support including benefit services and financial inclusion to citizens and other organisations.
  3. Strategic services: To provide and shape key strategic services that benefits a large proportion of the district.

Priority will be given to organisations that provide services to a large proportion of the district.

Allocation amount: £174,500
Funding term: 3 years
Next open for applications: August 2018

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