Harrogate Borough Council small grants scheme - closed for applications

Harrogate Borough Council has £30,000 available to allocate in small grants for 2017-2018. Grants of up to £3,000 per project are available for activities commencing mid-September onwards.

This is the only annual small grants scheme available from the council, the previous Community Chest and Arts and Heritage grant funds have been subsumed into the one small grants scheme.

This small grant scheme will be accepting applications from 16 May 2017 with a closing date of noon on 17 July 2017.

What is the purpose of the funds?

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.

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

For more information about the small grants scheme please contact Fiona Friday Harrogate Borough Council, Corporate Affairs on 01423 500600 or by email at smallgrants@harrogate.gov.uk.

For guidance on cultural themed applications please contact Diane Saxon by emailing museums@harrogate.gov.uk or by calling 01423 500600.

For enquiries and guidance about sports related projects please contact Sports Development by emailing sports.development@harrogate.gov.uk or by calling 01423 500600.

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 up to a maximum of £3,000 to provide and increase participation and engagement and to support new and innovative ideas.


Starbeck grants - closed for applications

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 Sports Development by emailing sports.development@harrogate.gov.uk or by calling 01423 500600.


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

Page last updated 08/09/2017