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SPOTLIGHT: Harrogate Homeless Project has been a lifeline during the pandemic

During the lockdown, Harrogate Homeless Project (HHP) has continued to offer services to people who are experiencing homelessness in the district. Liz from the charity told us how they have reacted to...

12 August 2020

SPOTLIGHT: Happy Wanderers Ambulance Organisation impacted by Covid-19

Happy Wanderers provides transport to older people and disabled people, who have special transport needs and are unable to use public transport or taxi services. Les from the charity told the Local Lo...

06 August 2020

SPOTLIGHT: The Forest School providing vital learning support during Covid-19

During the pandemic The Forest Special School has been open for children of key workers. This means that teachers, support staff, admin, cleaning and catering staff have all played their part in keep...

29 July 2020

SPOTLIGHT: Creative ideas bringing the girl guiding community together

Jo from Girlguiding North Yorkshire West has told us how they have been impacted by Covid-19 and what creative things they've come up with to stay in touch with their young people: Our charity, Girlg...

22 July 2020

SPOTLIGHT: Sharing 'Jennyruth joy' through creative workshops, resources and online shop

Jennyruth Workshops is a thriving business set in a beautiful area just outside the city of Ripon. It is also a charity which exists to meet the needs of adults with learning disabilities, enabling th...

15 July 2020

SPOTLIGHT: Nidderdale Plus reaching those in need in rural areas during Covid - 19 crisis

Nidderdale Plus, a vital community hub, was quick off the mark in the response to the Coronavirus crisis, swiftly putting services in place to help people as we entered lockdown in late March. Helen t...

09 July 2020

SPOTLIGHT: Connecting people during the pandemic thanks to HELP

The Harrogate Easier Living Project and HELP Ripon & Rural provides services to assist those who are either older, vulnerable and/or living with long-term ill health or disabilities to stay safe a...

03 July 2020

SPOTLIGHT: Horticap set up popular delivery service during lockdown

Horticap provides a vibrant place of work for up to 60 students for over 35 years. Student are all adults with learning disabilities and attend Horticap to train in (or learn about) horticulture. Ope...

01 July 2020

Dancing for Wellbeing – Supporting the community during COVID19

Dancing for Well-Being, Community Interest Company www.dancingforwellbeing.orghad to suspend their 7 sessions a week groups for older people with health and/or mobility problems due to Covid19. 180 me...

30 April 2020

The first year of THE LOCAL LOTTO for the Harrogate District

You will see from the outcomessheetwe have had a great start to growing local giving through THE LOCAL LOTTO over the last 12 months, generating just under £50,000 of additional funds to suppo...

21 October 2019

Our causes are on track to raise £56,908.80 this year

22.76% Complete

1,824 tickets of our 8,015 ticket goal