THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District

The Local Fund for the Harrogate District has been established to provide a sustainable source of funding to which local Harrogate district charitable organisations can apply to get funding to support projects & activities that benefit local communities & residents for the long term.

To view the 2018 Performance statistics for the fund click here

Harrogate Borough Council contributed £30,000  in 2018 and 2019, which together with funding from the Harry Bolland Trust Fund and other local donors and fundraising, enabled us to award grants between £200 and £3000 in 2018 and we expect to do the same in 2019.

Priority will be given to applicants that can clearly demonstrate how they are working to address the following themes identified in the Two Ridings Community Foundation’s Vital Signs report for the Harrogate district

  • Inequality & hidden poverty
  • Loneliness & social isolation
  • Health & wellbeing

Size of grants

In this funding round, grants are available of between £200 and £3000.


Who can apply?

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

Grants are targeted at small organisations with charitable aims where a small amount of money can make a significant difference. Applicants must be based in and/or working in the area served by Harrogate Borough Council.

The fund aims to grow local giving and provide a sustainable source of funding for small voluntary and community groups, small charities and other types of not for profit organisations provided that they can clearly demonstrate that the purpose of the organisation is wholly charitable.


How to apply?

Before applying, please read the TLF Harrogate Guidance notes 2019 for this grant scheme carefully.

Please note the links in the document may not work, the information on Vital Signs for the Harrogate District; Full Cost Recovery and Complaints policy can be found at the bottom of this page in ‘Find out More’

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?

The fund is currently closed. Please check back in 2020 for more information on the next round.


Recently awarded grants

TLF Harrogate Successful Applicants