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

  • Charity support organisation Involve set to close - 06/10/2015 - 5:31pm

    Involve, the organisation set up over fifteen years ago to support the voluntary and community sector in Yorkshire and the Humber, has announced that it is due to close due to a lack of funding, removing a valued source of support for local charities and community groups.

  • Rural Arts Projects offer creative workshops to rural communities - 07/10/2015 - 4:35pm

    Two new projects from Thirsk-based charity Rural Arts is offering rural communities across North Yorkshire the opportunity to host an exciting series of creative workshops. The charity is looking for village halls and other venues to host the workshops over the coming months.

  • Innovative £1m hen project tackling loneliness looking to expand across Yorkshire - 01/10/2015 - 11:06am

    AN INSPIRATIONAL project linking older people with hens to combat social isolation is spreading its wings and bringing its pioneering work to Yorkshire.

  • CONSULTATION: Proposed Doncaster Agent Project - 03/09/2015 - 11:42am

    We are collecting views from the rural hinterland of Doncaster to assess the level of demand for a wider roll-out of our Community Agents work. Please submit your views by 30th September.

  • DEADLINE: 4th September - Call for Expressions of Interest for Community Bike Hub Project - 03/09/2015 - 11:12am

    Funding available of up to £13,000 to create community bike hubs across Yorkshire. Submit your expression of interest today!