David Simister Harrogate

Harrogate County Councillor invites community groups to find out more about new funding opportunities

12 October 2015

A Harrogate county councillor is holding a drop-in session later this month (28 October 2015) for local charities and organisations wanting to find out more about funding available through a new “locality budgets” scheme.

Under the North Yorkshire County Council initiative, each elected member is now being given £5,000 each year to provide financial support to good causes, not only in their division, but around the region too.

The minimum spend for any one project is £300, whilst the maximum for any one project is £5,000. Two or more county councillors can jointly recommend funding for a project or activity, but the maximum total funding of £5,000 for any one project still applies.

County Coun Simister (UKIP, Bilton and Nidd Gorge) is holding a drop-in session at:

  • Bilton Community Centre, Bilton Lane, Harrogate
  • Between 6pm and 7pm on Wednesday, 28 October

The meeting is for groups in Bilton, Woodfield and New Park, in need of a cash injection for community-based projects.


County Coun Simister said:

There are many local organisations in my division doing wonderful work for the community. These include youth groups, organisations that help the elderly and others that care for the environment that we live and work in.

This pot of money is designed to help fund existing projects or get new initiatives off the ground. I’m keen to hear from as many organisations as possible that could do with a little financial support.

Funding can also be used for additional services provided by the county council.


For those unable to attend the drop-in session, County Coun Simister can be contacted via email, cllr.david.simister@northyorks.gov.uk

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