Richmondshire District Council

Funding for development of warm spaces

A series of warm spaces is to be created across Richmondshire to help vulnerable and elderly people through the cost of living crisis.

Members of the District Council’s Corporate Board have set aside £71,000 to help community groups develop a warm spaces network for the district. Each Area Partnership will be allocated an equal share of this amount to create at least one warm space.

“We want to provide support for people struggling through the cost of living crisis and the health risks that poses during the winter,” said Council Leader, Councillor Angie Dale.

“By providing warm and welcoming places for people struggling to heat their homes we can add to the growing warm spaces network being created across the county.”

The funds will be allocated to community venues, village halls, social clubs and places of worship that can provide a place where people can be together and keep warm. Each venue will be added to an online directory for the county.

The five area partnerships for the district cover: Upper Dales, Central (including Richmond), Lower Wensleydale, Garrison and North Richmondshire. Groups wishing to apply to the fund should email or

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