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

  • Final Community Friendly Building event a great success! - 25/08/2015 - 3:21pm

    The final event of our Community Friendly Buildings project was held on Saturday 15 August 2015 at Middleton and Aislaby Village Hall in Ryedale. Its aim was to bring community buildings who had taken part in the CFB project together to share their experiences and to find out further sources of support to keep their new activity going beyond the end of the CFB project. Community Buildings who had not been part of the CFB project were also welcome to attend to get some ideas about activity that they could try.

  • News in Brief: 25th August 2015 - 25/08/2015 - 1:24pm

    Government publishes new rural productivity plan; Event to inspire new rural businesses in Harrogate next month;  Rural Services Network calls for start home planning changes; Charity Commission invites public to its annual meeting.

  • Buddy and neighbour schemes reach the most isolated in rural areas - 20/08/2015 - 3:07pm

    GOOD neighbour and community buddy schemes are providing much-needed support and comfort to rural residents in North Yorkshire.

  • Residents fight back against the cost of rural living - 20/08/2015 - 2:59pm

    Pockets of resistance to the increasing cost of living are being formed across rural parts of Yorkshire, in particular in the areas of fuel and energy.

  • News in Brief: 18th August 2015 - 18/08/2015 - 11:08am

    High court ruling on affordable housing; Key findings releases from English Housing Survey; Fracking applications to be fast tracked;  Millions of pounds made available for rural SMEs;  New discussion paper on the future of rural; Survey shows rural workers wasting days  due to slow broadband; Consultation on Sunday trading.