Twenty community and voluntary groups in the Harrogate district have been awarded grants totalling over £36,000 from Harrogate Borough Council’s Small Grants Fund.
The fund aims to increase participation and nurture new and innovative ideas in the area. On Monday (September 26), a reception was held in the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate to celebrate the grants being awarded. Representatives from the groups who have received the new funds were welcomed to the event by the Mayor of Harrogate, Coun Nick Brown, and members of the grant's panel.
Coun Nick Brown said: “The Small Grants fund enables community organisations to provide projects and activities that hugely benefit local communities and their residents. This year’s awards cover organisations from right across the borough and I hope that the grants will be of considerable benefit to those who have received them and will enable increased participation and engagement in those organisations.”
This year the following small grants, totalling £36,775.89, have been awarded: £3000 to the Friends of Green Hammerton School, Boroughbridge; £2250 to Creative Arts force community photography for a project in Ripon; £2400 to Darley Playing Field Association; £2986 to Ripon Community Link; £2085 to Knaresborough Players community cinema; £3000 to Almscliffe Villages community project; £1800 to ‘The Making of Mashamshire’; £2690 to Ripon Workhouse Museum; £2844 to Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall; £3000 to Harrogate District Diving Club; £2000 to Marton cum Grafton Woodlands Group; £450 to Knaresborough in Bloom; £1000 to Friends of Nidderdale AONB; £2500 to Open Country, Harrogate; £867 to Knaresborough Short Mat Bowling; £380 to Woodfield Millennium Green; £300 to Harrogate Montpellier Petanque Club; £400 to Disability Action Yorkshire; £818.89 to Friends of Valley Gardens, and £2000 to North Stainley Cricket Club.