Local grants: past and future – part 2

Following on from Clair’s last post…

All the funding through the current LEADER programme and the LEADER Small Scale Enhancement (SSE) Scheme in the North York Moors is now committed. Efforts towards securing another LEADER programme for the area from 2015 are underway.

But in the meantime the National Park Authority have new funding available through a Community Grant for 2013/14 . The previous post gives a few ideas of what was funded through SSE and these are the same sorts of things we’re looking to fund through this new grant.  Hopefully we can keep some of the momentum generated by the SSE going.

Up to £5,000 is available for small scale projects, put forward by local community groups in the National Park and aimed at habitat and wildlife enhancements, conserving cultural heritage and local history, or improving a community building.                        

Applications need to be in by the end of July. Successful projects need to be completed by the end of March 2014. Guidelines and an application form are available on the National Park Authority’s website. The application form is pretty simple, so it could be well worth the effort of applying.

Even relatively small sums of money, spread out amongst the communities of the National Park, can go a long way and make a difference for the better.

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