These are all the Harrogate charities getting a share of £400,000 from Government's Coronavirus Community Support Fund

Twenty different charities in the Harrogate district have been awarded a share of more than £400,000 from the Government to support their work during Covid year.

Monday, 16th November 2020, 11:16 am

Bids for the Government's Coronavirus Community Support Fund had to be submitted by July and the Government has just announced that 20 charities serving the Harrogate, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge area have shared £414,608.

Harrogate and Knaresborough's MP welcomed the news.

Support from the Government - Harrogate charity Artizan International, whose founder Susie Hart, right, is pictured in 2019, are among those to receive a community grant.

Andrew Jones MP said: “There have been many funds available for charities and the Community Support Fund was specifically set up to help social enterprises and other bodies giving essential support to vulnerable people.

"Over the last decade since I became the MP for our area I have seen first-hand the valuable work many of the organisations do.

"I am delighted that they are benefiting from the Support Fund and continuing the fantastic work they do.”

Charities in Harrogate district to win grants (and their cash totals)

Autism Angels

£8,500

Claro Enterprises

£10,000

Resurrected Bites

£10,000

Happy Wanderers Ambulance Association

£3,200

Samaritans of Harrogate and District

£8,000

Harrogate District Hospice Care

£9,107

Boroughbridge and District Community Care

£9,000

New beginnings peer support

£4,332

Cliff House Community Support Service

£10,000

Vision Support Harrogate District

£7,056

Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library

£1,307

Artizan International

£19,465

Harrogate and Ripon Council for Voluntary Services

£23,346

Mind in Harrogate District

£24,700

Open Country

£24,212

Disability Action Yorkshire

£21,893

Community Catalysts CIC

£69,000

Orb Community Enterprise

£65,000

Yorkshire Yoga and Therapy Centre

£48,990

Wesley Centre Harrogate

£37,500

The Coronavirus Community Support Fund

In May the government set up the Coronavirus Community Support Fund – a £200m cashpot with two aims:

1. To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations.

2. To reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the financial resources to operate, and so reduce the burden on public services.

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