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North Yorkshire Funding Summit (30 September 2021)

Find out how to secure the right funding for your community group, organisation or charity at Community First Yorkshire’s online Funding Summit on Thursday 30 September 2021.

If your community group, organisation or charity delivers services in North Yorkshire (including community buildings, churches, village halls and parish councils) and you want to gain practical advice on finding the funding you need, then this event is for you. It only costs £5.

Hear straight from the horse’s mouth what funders want from an application and top tips on how to secure a grant.

Local, regional and national funders will be holding seminars including: The National Lottery Community Fund, Two Ridings Community Foundation, Key Fund, Sirius Minerals Foundation, the Henry Smith Charity and many more. Find out about their funds, dos and don’ts for making applications and have your questions answered.

Bookings are now open, so secure your place to hear from inspirational speakers and book on the seminar of your choice www.communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk.

‘Donate Local’ this Winter to Help Charities and Community Groups Keep Going

Community First Yorkshire are launching #DonateLocal; a campaign across North Yorkshire building on the popular ‘support’ and ‘buy’ local movements for economic recovery, directing the idea of supporting local to the benefit of charities and community groups.

To find out how you can #DonateLocal visit here.

This Christmas and beyond, they are encouraging people to donate to a local charity, be it through money, time or skills to give what they can, no matter how small, to help them keep going for the benefit of the people who need them.

Leah Swain, Chief Executive of Community First Yorkshire, says “2020 has been a hard year for many people, full of challenges, fears, worries and changes. However, amongst all this, camaraderie and community spirit have flourished, with people pulling together in their communities to help others and stay socially connected in any way they can. Charities and community groups have so often been at the heart of this, delivering key services and much needed help and support, all while facing their own barriers to survival. In our resilience survey conducted in September 2020, 3 in 10 charities said they would struggle to continue after March 2021 due to financial hardships caused by the pandemic. Now is our chance to give back to them”.

There are so many ways you could help. Perhaps by donating money to a local charity instead of sending Christmas cards, encouraging your employer to donate the cost of any cancelled Christmas party to a charity close to your heart or it could be by donating your time to take Covid-safe community action. Looking ahead to 2021 you may choose to donate your skills to become a trustee and help a charity thrive after surviving these tough times. No matter how small, any donation makes a big difference.

By keeping it local you are helping your own community; financially, emotionally and socially, and you will be able to see the direct impact of your actions.

To find out how you can #DonateLocal visit here.

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Putting the heart (and housing) back into your community

Middleton & Aislaby Village Hall, on Saturday 22nd June 2019, 10am to 1pm

Are you worried that local residents can’t afford to live in your area? Are you looking to deliver new housing for your community?

At this free event, a team of experts will be talking about how they can help Hambleton and Ryedale residents provide local housing, for local people, at an affordable price.  Just imagine the younger generation in the village being able to afford to buy a home right where they grew up, instead of having to move further away. Picture, when you are ready to downsize from your family home, being able to stay in the village and move into a smaller, affordable home just right for your needs. That is what community led housing is all about.  It’s about enabling residents to come together to plan and build homes, to meet the specific needs of your village, at an affordable price.  

There’s fresh breakfast pastries and tea and coffee up for grabs, and you get to hear about how community led housing has been successful in other Yorkshire villages, and the stages you need to go through to make it a reality in your community.

There will also be the nitty gritty of funding and finance out there available to you to make it happen, and a lot of support and advice that makes it a real viable opportunity.

To book your place, get signed up here and for further details, give Hayley Johnson (Community Led Housing Development Officer) a call on 01904 704 177.