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North York Moors National Park Community Grant 2017

The Community Grant scheme is now closed for this year.

We may have a similar small pot of money for projects in 2018. Please look out for this grant scheme opening for applications again, in December 2017.

The guidelines for this year’s scheme can still be found below; these may be adjusted but do give an idea of what is likely to be required in the future and what is eligible.

It might also be worth having a look at the This Exploited Land of Iron Community Grant which offers a similar small scale grant opportunity.

The North York Moors National Park Authority is offering grants of up to £3,500 to community groups for small scale projects.

Projects must meet one of the following priorities:

  • environmental benefits e.g. recycling project or wildlife habitat improvements
  • cultural heritage and local history e.g. restoring a village monument or archiving data
  • community facility improvements e.g. disabled access for a community building or improvements to a play area
What are the criteria?
  • Projects must be within the North York Moors National Park.
  • Projects must meet one of the priorities above.
  • Projects must show clear community benefit and value for money..
  • Any kind of community group can apply e.g. Parish Council, Village Hall Committee, Youth Group, Parochial Church Council, Wildlife or History Society etc.
  • The total project costs must not exceed £10,000.
  • Grants are for capital works not including routine repairs/maintenance and not including revenue projects
  • Work must be completed by 31 December 2017.
How do I apply?

Download and complete the simple application form which must be submitted by 28 February 2017. Applicants must read the 'Guidance for Applicants' before completing the application form.

For further information about the Community Grant, please contact Rachel Smith at or 01439 772700.

Information to download

Application Form (pdf)

Application Form (Word)

Guidelines (pdf)

Community Grant Leaflet (pdf)