Richmondshire District Council

Current schemes

Richmondshire area partnerships 2017-18: This funding scheme has now closed. Submitted applications will be considered during the next round of partnership meetings scheduled for September and October 2017. Applicants will be notified of the decision shortly after. For more information, email


The Social Fund: This is designed to support specific community schemes or activities in the district's five growth areas of Colburn, Hipswell, Leyburn, Richmond and Scotton. Applications should be in the £7,500-£50,000 bracket, with applicants expected to raise 70% of the project's costs. The full criteria and proposal form can be downloaded here. The scheme has £270,000 for this financial year. Applications will be considered on a quarterly basis and the scheme will close after all funds are allocated. The next deadline for applications is 12 noon on 1st February 2018. For more information, email

The following projects have received funding through this scheme:

  • Scotton Parish Council: Hunton footpath improvements - £10,500
  • Richmond School: 3G artificial grass sports pitch - £50,000
  • Wensleydale Rugby Club: Building works project - £46,717.38
  • Foxglove Covert LNR: Cconservation project - £8,756.10
  • Leyburn Bowls Club: clubhouse, pavilion and shed project - £17,505.34
  • Leyburn Community Leisure Club: refurbishment of squash courts - £7,848.60


Tour de Yorkshire 2018 Event Fund: This scheme was created by councillors to support activities taking place when we welcome the Tour de Yorkshire in May 2018. A total of £15,000 was set aside for allocation to communities predominantly along the tour route. Richmond based organisations have a ring-fenced £5,000 with £10,000 available to other locations, however there is a £2,000 cap on each application. The deadline for allocations is 12 noon on 5th March 2018, and the application form and criteria ca be downloaded below.

Previous schemes

We've operated a number of funding schemes that have benefited the local community over the past five years:

Communities opportunity fund 2015-16

Communities opportunity fund 2014-15

Communities opportunity fund 2013-14

Tour de France event fund 2013-14

Play improvement fund 2012-13

New homes bonus fund 2012-13

Richmondshire area partnership funding

External schemes

We produce a quarterly funding newsletter, which pulls together a number of external funding schemes for:

  • Arts, cultural projects
  • Grants for businesses
  • Community grants
  • Environmental/sustainable grants
  • Sports and leisure grants

The latest newsletter can be downloaded here.

For more information on any of the schemes featured in the newsletter, first contact the scheme to discuss your project proposals and check you're eligible before applying. You can also email Samantha Coultish at

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