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

  • Consultation on food in community buildings - 26/02/2013 - 4:58pm

    This consultation seeks views on draft guidance on how food law might apply to the supply of food by charities and social organisations in village halls and other community settings.

  • Finding new trustees - What charities need to know - 18/02/2013 - 5:13pm

    The Charity Commission have updated this useful document which gives advice on recruitment, selection and inducation of charity trustees.

  • War Memorials Online - 14/01/2013 - 7:44pm

    War Memorials Online brings together information on the UK’s war memorials held by the leading experts, providing a snapshot of war memorials across the country. 


  • New Figures on Poverty and the Rural Cost of Living - 14/01/2013 - 3:50pm

    Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has released an ‘austerity spotlight’ on new statistics about poverty, including the additional burden on rural people. 

  • Community Led Planning - how RAY can help - 30/01/2013 - 2:43pm

    The following short films explain the Community Led Planning process.  The final film explains how RAY can help.