North Yorkshire Reward Fund

The North Yorkshire Reward Grant Fund is available to small community groups and charities in North Yorkshire. A variety of local community groups and charitable projects that help make North Yorkshire a better place have been funded by the Reward scheme.

The North Yorkshire Reward fund was created by North Yorkshire County Council. Grants are made from the investment yield from endowed funds invested for the long term to support our local communities well into the future. As such the amount available for grant making each year will fluctuate with investment returns.

The fund is designed for projects which help communities to meet priorities that are contained within the North Yorkshire County Council plan at the time that the grant is made and the criteria for the scheme will change from time to time to concentrate on a particular area of the plan.

This year priority for funding will centre around projects that aim to reduce loneliness through increasing participation in activities and/or removing barriers to involvement in activities for people at risk of social isolation. This is very closely linked to our A Life Less Lonely fund but rather than concentrating only on older people, it recognises that loneliness can affect anyone at any age.

Size of grants

Grants are available up to £5,000

Who can apply?

Please read our ‘How to Apply’ page for information on general eligibility.

Applications will be accepted from small mainly volunteer led, charities and voluntary and community groups with a total income of under £50k per annum

How to apply?

Before applying, please read the North Yorkshire Reward Guidance Notes for  this grant scheme carefully.

Applications are only considered complete when all supporting documentation has been received either attached to the online application or posted to the office as paper copies.


When to apply?

Applications to this fund will be assessed on an ongoing basis subject to available funds. Decisions on awards in 2019/20 will be made in  June, September, December and March.

Deadlines for applications to be considered at each meeting will be:

  • 13th May 2019
  • 19th August 2019
  • 11th November 2019
  • 10th February 2020

Applications received after these deadlines will go forward into the next decision making meeting.


Recently awarded grants

North Yorkshire successful applicants