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.

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    North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and the County’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have awarded a £1.4 million grant to two established local charities to deliver support and development work to the county’s voluntary sector.

  • Resilience Not Reliance York - 21/03/2017 - 3:02pm

    Resilience not Reliance is coming to York Castle Museum – Have you booked your place?

    We are thrilled to announce that the 3rd of our Resilience not Reliance engagement events is happening on the 6th April 2017 at York Castle Museum. 

  • Hudswell to get new rented housing for local people - 16/03/2017 - 4:54pm

    A rural community supported by Rural Action Yorkshire's Community-Led Housing project has announced that it has secured planning permission for a new housing development to provide affordable rented housing to local people. It will be the first development of its type in North Yorkshire.

  • Warm and Well project brings warmth to over 400 homes - 21/02/2017 - 12:30pm

    Warm and Well in North Yorkshire project is celebrating its positive impact on over 400 homes.

  • Hundreds of phone boxes set to be closed in rural Yorkshire - 07/11/2016 - 1:11pm

    BT is currently consulting on the proposed removal of hundreds of its phone boxes from a number of locations across our regions. Consultations are being managed by each local authority, and views on the proposed list of removals are being sought. Communities are also being given the chance to adopt a phone box and convert it to other uses such as housing a defibrillator or hosting a micro-library.