Grants and Partnership Funding
Partnership Funding Update – Scheme now open for applications
At the October meeting of Full Council RCC resolved to continued fulfil its pledge to support local community organisations by undertaking a full review of the Partnership Funding Scheme. The scheme, which started in 2016, was designed to provide core funding year on year to a number of local organisations.
The Partnership Funding Scheme has previously run alongside the Small Grants Scheme. RCC often receive yearly repeat applications to the Small Grants Scheme from local organisations who require additional funding to allow them to carry out their worthwhile work.
The scheme review has led to a decision on a revised grant strategy, the Partnership Funding Scheme will no longer be limited to those organisations who have previously benefited from it. Instead, it will be open to applications from local not for profit, charitable or community organisations.
We expect that, once agreed and subject to an organisational need, funding will be approved for the current council’s term of office. Funding will be subject to agreed outcomes defined in Service Level Agreements and subject to regular review.
Applications are invited during the month of November, closing on 30th November, forms and guidance can be found below.
Small Grants Scheme
Ripon City Council is pleased to announce that the Small Grants Scheme for 2022/23 is now open for applications.
The Council recognise the disruption to our local groups and organisations caused by the COVID pandemic and aim to support as many different activities in the City as possible in the coming financial year.
With this in mind the scheme will not have a closing date in 2022/23 and will remain open until funds are exhausted. We will review the applications received at each meeting of council for review and a decision.
The Small Grants Scheme is designed to be an easy to access source of funding for local organisations, with applications accepted from registered charities, not for profit and community organisations based within the city.
Ripon City Council has made the following small grants awards in 2020-21:
Ripon Community Link – £967
Ripon City AFC – £1,000
Ripon City Photographic Society (R.C.P.S.) – £600
Ripon City Panthers Junior Football Club – £1,000
Jennyruth Workshops – £765
Friends of Hell Wath – £1,000
Abbeyfield Ripon and District Society Ltd – £400
Ripon YMCA – £999
In addition to the small grants scheme the council has continued to provide funding to its community partners through the Partnership Funding Scheme to allow them to continue their work during the COVID pandemic.
The amounts awarded in 2020-21 are below:
Ripon in Bloom – £2,500
Ripon CIC – £2,750
HADCA – £3,000
Citizens Advice Bureau – £3,500
Ripon Rotary Club, Grass Cutting – £250
Ripon Library – £500
The Council also resolved to award the sums of money in the budget for 2020-21 for the Battle of Britain and Remembrance Sunday events to the Ripon branch of the Royal British Legion and the Ripon Branch of the Royal Airforce Association and they were awarded £1,000 and £500 respectively.