Richmondshire District Council

Current community grants schemes

Richmondshire Area Partnership Grant Scheme 2020-21 

This grant scheme is designed to support small scale, new or continue existing projects which bring benefits to the community. Applicants can apply for up to £1,000 per application. The scheme closes on 5pm, Monday 23 November 2020. Apply for the Richmondshire Area Partnership Grant Scheme 2020-21.

Richmondshire Coronavirus Community Grant Scheme

This is a new grant scheme that has been set up to help grass root organisations provide key support to vulnerable Richmondshire residents through the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme will help community groups across the district with cash handouts from £50 to £500. Apply for the Coronavirus Community Grant.

Community Investment Fund

The Community Investment Fund is designed to support community projects or activities taking place within one of five growth areas of Richmondshire. With a total allocation of £300,000, applications will be considered on a quarterly basis. Applications for grants should be for no less than £1,000 and no more than £50,000. Applications requesting £5,000 and above must be supported by a business plan. Apply for the Community Investment Fund.  


External grant schemes 

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, in partnership with Two Ridings Community Foundation, have made £40,000 available through emergency grants for community groups across Richmondshire and Craven responding to COVID-19.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support community and voluntary groups dealing with emerging issues in the community as a result of the continuing threat of Coronavirus. The money could be used for providing food/medicine deliveries to vulnerable people, equipment to enable home-working for community groups, revenue costs and more. For more information and to download an application form please visit the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust website.


Previous grant schemes

We've operated a number of funding schemes that have benefited the local community over the past few years, each of which you can find through the links below:


External funding schemes for North Yorkshire

To find a summary of funding schemes for North Yorkshire, please visit Community First Yorkshire who produce a monthly funding bulletin. Please note you may be required to sign up to receiving these newsletters in order for them to be sent directly to your email inbox. 

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