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!

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.

HELP US DESIGN OUR NEW WEBSITE

Community First Yorkshire has a temporary website (see link above), but we really want to use the opportunity that the merger brings to completely redesign our online presence, incorporating all the best news, resources, services and project news from RAY and NYYF into one single, user-friendly website. You can help us plan the new site by taking our short, quick survey. Your input is greatly appreciated! Click here for the survey.

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.

 
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  • Partnership working in North Yorkshire reaches coldest homes - 03/03/2016 - 3:12pm

    CHARITIES and organisations have been banding together this winter to bring an end to fuel poverty.

    Warm and Well in North Yorkshire has been running since last year county-wide and thanks to successful partnership working, is reaching households and residents who need support this winter.

  • News in Brief 22 February 2016 - 01/03/2016 - 3:50pm

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

  • News in Brief 3 February 2016 - 03/02/2016 - 10:48pm

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

  • News in Brief 23 December 2015 - 23/12/2015 - 2:25pm

    Our last round up this year of all the recent news, views, events and consultations that matter to rural Yorkshire.

  • Organisations working together to reach cold homes this winter - 21/12/2015 - 11:34am

    Rural Action Yorkshire is one of over twenty charities and organisations across North Yorkshire which have joined forces to bring warmth to cold homes and tackle rising rates of fuel poverty.