Community Grants Now Available

Grants of up to £3,500 are now on offer to communities in the North York Moors National Park for small scale projects.

The Community Grant scheme seeks to support projects in the National Park that can demonstrate ‘Environmental benefits’, such as a recycling project or wildlife habitat improvements, ‘Cultural heritage and local history’ e.g. restoring a pinfold or archiving data and/or ‘Community facility improvements’ e.g. disabled access for a community building or improvements to a play area.

Rachel Smith, who is coordinating the applications for the National Park Authority said:

“This is the fifth year we’ll be offering this grant. We’ve helped some great initiatives in the past through the scheme, including repairing a church clock, restoring street cobbles, renovating windows in a village hall, buying equipment for a film club, installing barn owl boxes and adding equipment to a community playground. The grant can be just what’s needed to make a project happen.”

For more information and to download a simple application form visit or contact Rachel Smith at the National Park Authority, Helmsley on 01439 772700 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Application forms must be submitted by 28 February 2017.