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A massive £45,000 distributed to help Harrogate district community groups through THE LOCAL FUND

30 July 2021

Nineteen local community groups in the Harrogate district were delighted this week to hear their applications for grants from THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District had been successful. Just over £45,000 was allocated to enable local organisations to restart activities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. All the groups have worked tirelessly throughout the last year, many of them adapting their services to meet the needs of the people they support.  This funding enables them to take the next important step. 


This is the second round of THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District in 2021 and we are very grateful that the pot available for grants has been supported generously from local business Full Circle Funerals and their Full Circle Fund and contributions from supporters of THE LOCAL LOTTO.


THE LOCAL LOTTO is a great fundraising opportunity for local voluntary and community groups, which enables Harrogate district residents to support the local organisations they care about most. Money raised through THE LOCAL LOTTO contributes greatly towards keeping the community sector thriving across the district.


Successful groups include Boroughbridge and District Community Care who are using their grant to fund the running costs of providing a new minibus service to a farm shop creating regular social activity and purpose for disadvantaged adults who have found themselves very isolated in the last year.


Harrogate District of Sanctuary are using their grant to support refugees and asylum seekers in the area including hiring rooms, employing interpreters, have emergency clothing and furniture, providing children’s activities and creating social events.


Having provided a food delivery service during the pandemic, Resurrected Bites are setting up  community grocery services in areas of high need in Harrogate and Knaresborough, offering affordable and nutritious food to those people in need.


Nidderdale & Pately Bridge Men’s Shed is all about improving the mental health and wellbeing of men in rural Nidderdale, addressing isolation and exclusion. Spending money on power tools will ensure the much-enjoyed space is well resourced and continues to be well used.


The full list of grants awarded can be found at

All the successful groups are passionate about reducing inequalities, improving wellbeing and providing a lifeline of activity to local people in the Harrogate district.

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Our causes are on track to raise £54,600.00 this year

20.58% Complete

1,750 tickets of our 8,505 ticket goal