The Local Fund for Harrogate District

THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District is an innovative approach to creating a local, long term, sustainable fund to support charitable activity in the Harrogate district.

THE LOCAL FUND was launched in January 2018 at an event to drum up interest in supporting the fund, and the first funding round was opened in April and closed in early June 2018. The first awards of grants was announced in July 2018.

​On 5th February 2019 we held an event to celebrate the first year of the fund. The film above was shown at this event to highlight the impact of the fund.

2018 LOCAL FUND Performance Dashboard on grants and impact

You can support THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District

To make an online donation, click on the “Donate” button on the right.

To make a larger donation or to set up a fund in your own name or that of your business contact Jan Garrill at Two Ridings CF.

Why a fund for the Harrogate District?

Many local groups tell us that securing funding from larger, national funders is very difficult as such funders tend to focus on areas of greater deprivation. In November 2017 we published our Vital Signs report for the Harrogate District. This highlighted the hidden and unseen needs in the district and helps makes the case for support and need for THE LOCAL FUND.

Vital Signs Report for the Harrogate District

We are reviewing the data in readiness for producing the 2019 Vital Signs report. Review the recent

Local Insight Report Harrogate March 2019

How can I get involved?

​Become a Friend of the LOCAL FUND – a group of like-minded people and organisations who wish to encourage charitable giving and gain support for THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District.

Register online

​For regular updates on THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District, please follow us on Twitter.


​In Summer 2018 THE LOCAL LOTTO, was launched. You can sign up to participate in a £1 weekly online draw with cash prizes, with 50p of the entry fee being donated to a local good cause of your choosing, plus a further 10p for THE LOCAL FUND.

​THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District has been formed as a result of a three-way partnership between Harrogate Borough Council, The Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service, and Two Ridings CF.

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