The Community Hubs project involved seven communities across North Yorkshire who developed new activities which addressed local needs and encouraged new people to get involved.
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Meet the Community Hubs and read their stories.
Watch our video with Development Worker, Tess McMahon.
Tess says: “I think it is so important, when you live in a village, to have somewhere local to go to, somewhere a short walk from home. When buses are infrequent and stop at 5.00 in the evening, getting into town for activities or events can be so difficult that you give up. And when you go to an event at your local village hall, you meet neighbours and may even make new friends.”
The Community Hubs project
Rural Action Yorkshire received funding from North Yorkshire County Council for a 2 year project. The aim of the project was to develop 7 community hubs across North Yorkshire offering preventative social care and early intervention whilst meeting local need.
A variety of activities were developed including community cafes/lunches, film clubs, IT worshops, book swaps, local history talks, craft classes, dance/exercise classes and table tennis - all welcoming and with time to socialise. The community hubs were set up and run by volunteers from the local community supported by a RAY Development Officer.
This project ran from May 2012 until February 2014.