We have always worked with and supported the voluntary and community sector and recognise the contribution the sector makes both to maintain and improve the quality of life for the community within the Harrogate district.

We need to ensure that grant funds are administered in line with recommended best practice, ensuring there are open and transparent processes, to provide some stability to the funded organisations during the ever changing funding landscape, ensure value for money and outcomes are achieved and that the funding is allocated in line with our priorities.

A policy and framework has been developed and adopted by the council to assist in achieving all of the above.

There are several opportunities to receive grant funding, these are detailed below:

Starbeck community grants fund - open for applications until Friday 20 September

A funding opportunity 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 you have identified an opportunity to enhance the local area, or your group needs some new equipment.

Allocation amount: Groups are invited to apply for up to £1,000 and individuals up to £200

Funding term: Grants are allocated on an annual basis.

The deadline for applications is Friday 20 September.

Application form for individuals
Guidance notes for individuals

Application form for groups
Guidance notes for groups

For further information about the Starbeck grants, please contact Jennyfield Styan Community Centre on 01423 521667 or email jennyfieldscommunitycentre@harrogate.gov.uk


THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate district - open for applications until 30 September 2019

THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate district is an innovative approach to creating a local, long term sustainable fund to support charitable activity in the Harrogate district.

Applications are now open for grants of between £200 and £3,000.

Grants are targeted at small organisations with charitable aims where a small amount of money can make a significant difference.

Applicants must be based in and/or working in the area served by Harrogate Borough Council.

The fund aims to grow local giving and provide a sustainable source of funding for small voluntary and community groups, small charities and other types of not for profit organisations provided that they can clearly demonstrate that the purpose of the organisation is wholly charitable. Priority will be given to applicants that can clearly demonstrate how they are working to address the following themes identified in the Two Ridings Community Foundation's vital signs report for the Harrogate district.

  • inequality and hidden poverty
  • loneliness and social isolation
  • health and wellbeing

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2019.

Please visit www.tworidingscf.org.uk/fund/tlfharrogate for more information.

Two Ridings Community Foundation will advise on eligibility and the process. Please contact 01904 435277.

Friends of THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate district

Do you have a passion for improving the quality of life for disadvantaged people and communities across Harrogate district? Why not become a Friend of THE LOCAL FUND to encourage local charitable giving and gain support for THE LOCAL FUND.


UCI bike race community grants - closed for applications on 17 June 2019

To celebrate the UCI Cycle Race 2019 coming to the Harrogate district we have created a fund to award small grants between £200 - £3,000 to projects across the district which will celebrate the UCI race in an appropriate way. There is £40,000 available in this grant funding pot.

The purpose of the fund

We aim to support a number of projects run by groups within the community. These will embrace the UCI road race and maximise the potential economic, and tourism benefits of the race traveling through our district and that also bring local communities and individuals together to celebrate the event.

Applications

Applications are to be submitted between Friday 10 May and noon on Monday 17 June 2019. All applicants will be assessed together after the closing date and applicants will be informed in the week commencing Monday 1 July 2019.

Priority

Priority will be given to applications that meet the following criteria:

  • are on the UCI cycle race route, for more information please see worlds.yorkshire.com
  • are legacy projects that can be appreciated both during and after the race and in the months to come
  • projects that directly involve local communities and residents of all ages and abilities
  • projects that have match funding and/or help in kind

Outcome of the application process for the UCI bike race community grants 2019.


Tour de Yorkshire small grants 2019 - closed for applications on 11 March 2019

To celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race 2019 we have created a grant fund to award grants of up to £1,000 (maximum) to projects across the district which will celebrate the tour in an appropriate way. There is £10,000 available in the grant funding pot.

Applications are to be submitted between 4 February - 11 March 2019. All applicants will be assessed together after the closing date and applicants will be informed week commencing 25 March 2019.

The maximum grant fund for this project is £10,000.

Priority will be given to applications received from those areas that are on the Tour de Yorkshire route. The route can be found by visiting letour.yorkshire.com.

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.

Outcome of the application process for the Tour de Yorkshire small grants 2019.


Defibrillator small grant fund 2018 - closed for applications on 30 September 2019

The grant fund opportunity

The community defibrillator grant fund scheme is a partnership project funded equally between Harrogate Lions Club and Harrogate Borough Council.

The purpose of the defibrillator grant fund is to support communities across the Harrogate district to purchase a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD). A PAD allows 24 hour access to life-saving emergency equipment that is available for anyone to use when a cardiac arrest is suspected.

The successful grant applicants will be provided with a defibrillator approved by Yorkshire Ambulance Service and cabinet to enable the defibrillator to be mounted on an external wall for maximum public access. In return the successful applicant must agree to pay for installation through a local electrician (at a cost of approximately £150) - there is £20,000 available in this grant funding pot.

Applications for defibrillator grants of up to £1,195 (the cost and delivery of the defibrillator and cabinet as purchased by the Harrogate Lions Club/Harrogate Borough Council project) are available to community organisations, businesses and schools across the Harrogate district.

A total fund of £20,000 is available, it is envisaged that this will be allocated through up to two grant application rounds. If the full allocation of funding is not achieved in the first application round a second window for applications will be in early 2019.

Applications are to be submitted between 1 August and 30 September 2018.

All applications will be assessed together after the closing date and applicants will be informed during October 2018.

Outcome of the application process for the defibrillator small grant fund 2018 - decision notice dated 24 October 2019.


THE LOCAL FUND - Harrogate District - closed for applications on 4 June 2019

THE LOCAL FUND - Harrogate District is an innovative approach to creating a local, long term sustainable fund to support charitable activity in Harrogate district.

In this first funding round, grants are available of between £200 and £3,000.

Priority will be given to applicants that can clearly demonstrate how they are working to address the following themes identified in the Two Ridings Community Foundation's vital signs report for the Harrogate district

  • inequality and hidden poverty
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • loneliness and social isolation

Grants are targeted at small charities and community groups where a small amount of money can make a significant difference. Applicants must be based in and/or working in the area served by Harrogate Borough Council.

The closing date for this round of grant applications was 4 June 2018.

Two Ridings Community Foundation will advise on eligibility and the process and can be contacted on 01904 435277.


Starbeck community grants fund - closed for applications - not available 2018-2019. Dates for 2019 to be confirmed.

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

For further information about the Starbeck Grants, please contact the Development Officer - Sports and Projects at sports.development@harrogate.gov.uk or on 01423 500600.

Page last updated 21/08/2019