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 or community organisations can apply to get funding to support projects & activities that benefit local communities & residents for the long term.

To view the 2019 Performance statistics for the fund click here Year202019Dashboard and see the link below for 2019 successful applicants. The fund did not operate during 2020 but recommenced in 2021. See here for list of awards made in the first round of 2021 The LOCAL FUND record of decisions 2021

Harrogate Borough Council contributes £30,000  per annum which together with funding from the Harry Bolland Trust Fund, the Full Circle Funerals Fund, proceeds from THE LOCAL LOTTO and other local donors and fundraising, enables us to award grants between £200 and £3000.

In this second round of 2021, funding is available for projects, and for groups restarting services and activities in the wake of the Covid pandemic.

Size of grants

In this funding round, grants are available from £200 up to £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. Please read the guidance notes carefully for eligibility for this round.

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 Guidance Notes for this grant scheme carefully. They have been updated in May 2021, and you may need to read them again if you started your application earlier.

Applications are only considered complete when all supporting documentation has been received, either attached to the online application or emailed to

When to apply?

The fund opens on the 13th of May, and the deadline for this round is the 21st of June 2021. Panel decisions will be made at the end of July.

Recently awarded grants

THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District Successful Applicants 2019

THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District Successful Applicants round 1 of 2021

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