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 in the future. Whatever area you need help with, get in touch today to find out how RAY can help you!

NEW VOLUNTARY SECTOR SUPPORT SERVICE CONTRACT AND PROPOSED MERGER WITH NORTH YORKSHIRE AND YORK FORUM

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and the County’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have awarded a £1.4 million grant to a joint bid from Rural Action Yorkshire (RAY) and North Yorkshire & York Forum (NYYF). The money will fund support to charities, community groups and voluntary organisations across the county. To deliver the contract, RAY and NYYF are proposing to merge and form a new charity. You can read more about the new contract and find answers to commonly asked questions about the merger on our Project Page.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Events organised by RAY will be posted here. 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.

Village Hall Network Meetings

Our Village Hall Networks are opportunities for those involved in running rural community buildings to get together, share their experiences and problems, hear about new resources and policy development, and explore topics of interest in more detail together. You can read more about these meetings and how to get involved on our Village Halls page. Forthcoming meetings are:

Ryedale: Tuesday 21st February,  Amotherby Village Hall, YO17 6TG, doors open at 09.30, meeting starts at 10.00 and finishes at 12.00.

Hambleton: Saturday 25th February, Snape Village Institute, DL8 2TU, doors open at 09.30, meeting starts at 10.00 and finishes at 12.00.

Richmondshire: Date to be advised, Croft on Tees Village Hall.

Scarborough: Wednesday 15th March, Gristhorpe and Lebberston Village Hall, doors open at 09.30, meeting starts at 10.00 and finishes at 12.00.

 
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