Grants and Partnership Funding

Small Grants Scheme 2023-24

The Small Grants Scheme is currently closed for applications.  The fund has a limit of £12,000 in 2023-24.

Organisations who have been selected for Partnership Funding are no longer eligible to apply for small grants.

Guidance Notes Criteria 2023-24

RCC Small Grants Scheme – Application Form 2023-24

Small Grants Scheme 2023-24

Ripon City Council has made the following awards to date under the Small Grants Scheme in 2023-234, these grants help our local organisations thrive and help us to develop the City as a vibrant place to work and live.

Organisation

Awarded

Ripon Young Musicians 400.00
Friends of Spa Gardens 1000.00
Jennyruth Workshops 950.00
Ripon City Photographic Society 1000.00

Partnership Funding Update 

At the October 2022 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 had previously run alongside the Small Grants Scheme.  RCC often received yearly repeat applications to the Small Grants Scheme from local organisations who required additional funding to allow them to carry out their worthwhile work.

The scheme review 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 was opened to applications from local not for profit, charitable or community organisations with a closing date of 30th November 2022.

Subject to an organisational need, funding has been 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.

We hope to be in a position to announce the funded organisations and make our first staged payments by the end of June 2023, a further update will follow as soon as possible.

Small Grants Scheme 2022-23

Ripon City Council made the following awards under the Small Grants Scheme in 2022-23, these grants help our local organisations thrive and help us to develop the City as a vibrant place to work and live.

Organisation

Awarded

Ripon City Band 955.00
Ripon Disability Action Group 789.00
Ripon Photographic Society 596.00
Inspire Youth 1000.00
Ripon Young Musicians 600.00
Jennyruth Workshops 860.00
Ripon Community Link 1000.00
Ripon Poetry Festival 700.00
Ohana 882.00

Small Grants 2021/22

Ripon City Council has made the following small grants awards in 2021-22:

Ripon Poetry Festival – £450

Ripon Community Link – £982

Ripon City Photographic Society (R.C.P.S) – £440

Ripon International Festival – £1,000

Friends of Spa Gardens – £1,000

Friends of Hell Wath – £1,000

Ripon City AFC – £1,000

Spitfire Explorer Scout Unit – £626.54

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 2021-22 are below:

Ripon Library – £760

Ripon CIC – £1,041

Ripon in Bloom – £1980.18

Citizens Advice Bureau – £3,000

HADCA – £3,000

Ripon Rotary Club, Grass Cutting – £342

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.

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