Small Grants Scheme

Ripon City Council is pleased to announce that the Small Grants Scheme for 2021/22 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 2021/22 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.

RCC Small Grants Scheme – Application Form 2021-22

Guidance Notes Criteria 2021-22

Small Grants 2020/21

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.