Richmondshire District Council

Current schemes

Small business grant scheme

The 2017-18 small business grant scheme is open for applications. The scheme which opened in November 2017 has to date supported 24 small businesses with £13,350 left to award. Applications are welcome from small, local businesses within Richmondshire with fewer than four FTE employees, and grants of up to £1,000 are available. The final deadline for applications is noon on 1st July 2018. The application form and criteria is available to download below:

Economic growth fund 

The economic growth fund is open for applications with £12,383 left in the pot to allocate. The final deadline for applications is noon on 1st August 2018 and the application criteria and application form can be downloaded below: 


Previous schemes

We've operated the small business grant scheme for local businesses for the past five years. During this time, £120,000 has been awarded to more than 142 businesses. More information on each scheme is available on request.


Economic growth fund 

In October 2016, we launched the fund to support projects which aimed to generate economic growth for the district. To date, councillors have approved four applications:

Date of grant awarded Time period Local authority department Beneficiary Grant purpose Amount

13 March 2017

12 months (initial deadline, extensions can be awarded)

Business and Community

Wensleydale Railway PLC

Passing Loop at Leyburn

£72,050

13 March 2017

12 months (initial deadline, extensions can be awarded)

Business and Community

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Swale Trail – Family friendly cycle trail

£50,000

13 March 2017

12 months (initial deadline, extensions can be awarded)

Business and Community

Uredale Mill Ltd

Development site in Askrigg

£150,000 (conditional - part loan)

21 March 2018

12 months (initial deadline, extensions can be awarded)

Business and Community

The Dale Head Community Garage

HTEC 24/7 Payment System

£15,567

For more information on the these applications, email grants@richmondshire.gov.uk


External schemes

To find a summary of funding schemes for North Yorkshire, please visit Community First Yorkshire.

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