Nidderdale Plus Community Fund

The Nidderdale Plus Community Fund provides a sustainable source of funding for local charitable activity in Nidderdale and the surrounding area.

The fund was established by Nidderdale Plus who are donating income from their charity shop in Pateley Bridge to benefit local people and communities.

The priorities of the fund will be updated each year, in line with local need.

For the first year applications are welcome from organisations who are:

  • promoting wellbeing
  • fostering independence
  • cultivating a sense of belonging
  • and also for community energy needs.

So local community groups can apply to:

  • run activities and services
  • cover essential running costs such as utilities, rent, core staff etc.
  • cover the costs of small capital schemes.

The Nidderdale Plus Community Fund is keen to support community inspired and led projects, activities and events that show how a small investment can make a big different to the local community. They are also committed to the principle of full cost recovery, so do include a proportion of your essential costs in your application budget.

What area does The Nidderdale Plus Community Fund cover?

The fund covers the area highlighted in green below, including the rural areas between villages and towns.

map of nidderdale


Size of grants

You can apply for a grant of between £200 and £2,000.

Who can apply?

Before applying, please read our How to Apply page for information on general eligibility.

The fund aims to provide a sustainable source of funding for charitable activity in Nidderdale and the surrounding area.  So we target grants at small organisations with charitable aims where a small amount of money can make a significant difference.

What sort of groups can apply?

  • small voluntary and community groups
  • small charities
  • other types of not-for-profit organisations

For this fund, we consider a small organisation to have an income of under £200,000.

How to apply?

Before applying, please read The Nidderdale Plus Community Fund Guidance Notes for this grant scheme carefully.

Then click on the button below to start your application.

Next, at the end of the application form we ask you to accept the terms and conditions of holding a grant. This is so that if you are successful, we can make payment more quickly.

Lastly, your application is only complete when we have received all your supporting documents. You can attach your documents to the online application, or email to [email protected]

Please note: If you are sending your supporting documents in the post, please can we ask that they are NOT stapled. Thank you so much!

When to apply?

The fund opens on Tuesday 29th August 2023 and closes on Monday 23rd October 2023.

We will make decisions on submitted applications in November. You will receive a decision from us by early December.

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Recently awarded grants

This is a brand new fund opening in 2023. We haven’t awarded any grants as yet.

Areas covered