Welcome to Rural Action Yorkshire
We are a charity working with communities across Yorkshire to improve the quality of life for the people who live and work there. We provide a voice for rural communities to ensure they receive access to services that will keep them vibrant and viable.
We aim to ensure that rural issues and 'the rural voice' are recognised, acknowledged, and addressed at all levels of government. To communities we offer support, training, events and resources on everything affecting life in a rural area. This can range from sourcing funding to attracting volunteers, or running a community building to writing a business plan. Whatever area you need help with, get in touch today to find out how RAY can help you!
DEFRA FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT
Defra (the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has confirmed that it will maintain its investment of £2.3m in the ACRE Network and to Rural Community Councils across England for 2015/16.
This is great news for Rural Action Yorkshire and the nationwide network of 38 Rural Community Councils. We want to thank everyone who showed their support for rural communities and the work that we do. We have been really touched by the messages of support and the stories we have been sent about how RAY’s staff have supported rural communities over the years. More to follow...
We'll list details of forthcoming Rural Action Yorkshire events here, or you can see them in the Dates for Your Diary section on the left of any page on this website. A full calendar of events organised by us, our members, partners and other organisations that are of interest to rural communities can be found on our Events Calendar.
Ryedale Village Hall Networking
Wednesday 11 February 2015, 10:00am - 1:00pm, Hovingham Village Hall
An opportunity to discuss and exchange experiences on all sorts of practical issues on running a village hall. You are particularly welcome if you would like to find out more about our Community Friendly Buildings project. Full details.
Creating Community Friendly Buildings
Saturday 21 February 2015, 10.00am - 2.00pm, Kirkby Fleetham Village Hall
Sessions include: how to attract more volunteers and participants, making your building more accessible, and dementia awareness. Share experiences with others and make use of a Q&A with an expert panel. Full details.
Events for the Kirklees Two Valley and Huddersfield area on Funding and Dementia
- Funding Advice: Do's & Don'ts - Tips & Tricks
Keep Calm and focus on Community Resilience
Thursday 26 February 2015, 4pm - 6pm, Victoria Hall, Settle
Join us for a practical and exciting session which will help your community become more resilient in bad weather and emergencies through preparing an emergency plan. Guest speakers from emergency services and North Yorkshire County Council. Full details.