Defibrillator small grant fund 2018 - closed for applications

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.


THE LOCAL FUND - Harrogate District - closed for applications

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 grants@trcf.org.uk or 01904 435277.


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 community grants fund - 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

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.


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 04/10/2018