Welcome to Rural Action Yorkshire

Please visit our new website at www.communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk

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 service in the most cost-effective way, RAY and NYYF have merged and formed a new charity. You can read more about the new grant and find answers to commonly asked questions about the merger on our Project Page.

Village Hall Resources

In 2018 our new website will include more features that will allow you to access all our member-only resources. In the meantime they continue to be hosted here and can be accessed by logging in to your member account as normal. If you have any difficulties accessing your account or resources please contact the Community First Yorkshire office by email or by calling 01904 704177.

Editor's Choice

  • News in Brief 3 August 2016 - 03/08/2016 - 5:41pm

    The latest edition of our regular News in Brief, with news, views, consultations and policy developments of interest to rural communities in our region.

  • Families urged to come forward for help with winter bills - 02/08/2016 - 2:34pm

    ONE-OFF GRANTS are available to families and individuals on low incomes in the run-up to winter. More than 20 energy companies offer the Warm Home Discount scheme, which gives eligible customers a one-off grant towards their electricity bill or prepayment meter during the winter. Schemes are set to open from around August time, and the payment is expected to remain the same as previous years at £140.

  • News in Brief 1 August 2016 - 01/08/2016 - 4:08pm

    The latest edition of our regular News in Brief, with news, views, consultations and policy developments of interest to rural communities in our region.

  • New in Brief 23 June 2016 - 23/06/2016 - 5:25pm

    The latest news, views and more from around rural Yorkshire or that have an impact on charities and community groups in our area.

  • Voice of Village Halls to be heard again - 23/06/2016 - 12:53pm

    A new online voice for the 10,000 village and community halls has been launched by Rural Action Yorkshire's parent organisation, the national charity ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England). The National Village and Community Halls Network will take over the role of the National Village Halls Forum and act as a reference group enabling the grass roots expertise of knowledgeable village and community hall trustees, volunteers and councillors to feed into meetings with MPs, Government departments and Consultation responses.