Richmondshire District Council

Budding actors, actresses and musicians are being heard more clearly after a £750 donation from the district council. Richmondshire’s Youth Theatre is the latest recipient of a grant scheme which supports the district’s small businesses.  

The group – based in Richmond – has bought a new sound system which will not only mean they can manage performances more easily and take their shows on the road – but will mean an increased number of workshops and productions. 

The Small Business Grant Scheme has now closed for applications this year having made another 45 awards totalling £38,000. It was launched in 2013 to help businesses grow, expand and diversify their services with an average grant of £1000. It has supported everything from IT equipment and new websites, to photographs and signage.

“This scheme offers small grants that can make a big difference to businesses around Richmondshire,” said Council Leader, Councillor Yvonne Peacock (who is pictured with members of the group).

“I am looking forward to see more of the excellent shows produced by this talented group of young people.”

Councillor Yvonne Peacock pictured with members of the Youth Theatre
Councillor Yvonne Peacock with members of the Youth Theatre




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