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

  • National Village Halls Forum folds after 35 years - 09/11/2015 - 1:16pm

    The National Village Halls Forum, which has provided a voice to around 90,000 volunteers running village and community halls throughout the country, is to fold after almost 35 years. Its annual meeting, which was to be hosted by Damien Green MP at Millbank in London last week, was cancelled at short notice.

  • News in Brief 21 October 2015 - 22/10/2015 - 11:26am

    A round up of some of the latest news, policy developments, consultations and more that affect the communities we work in.

  • Details of new LEADER rural funding programme confirmed - 19/10/2015 - 11:14am

    The Government has announced final details of the new LEADER programme, which will direct a total of £138m of funding to rural businesses and communities across England over the next five years.

  • News in Brief 15 October 2015 - 15/10/2015 - 10:49am

    The latest news affecting rural communities, with links to further information and sources.

  • News in Brief 7 October 2015 - 07/10/2015 - 3:07pm

    A round up of some of the latest news, policy developments, consultations and more that affect the communities we work in.