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Grants are now available for local organisations in the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale to make a real difference to their communities.

The Roger Stott Community Grants Programme, which is managed by Clapham-based Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT), provides grants of between £250 and £1,500 for voluntary organisations and community groups with an annual income of less than £30,000, and can be used to develop both new and existing initiatives.

Supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, over the last three years the scheme has awarded more than £104,000 to almost ninety projects.

Recent awards include £1,300 for Reeth and Community Transport to provide residents of rural Swaledale with low-cost transport, and the Skipton Refugee Support Group, which received £875 to promote awareness of refugee issues across secondary schools in Craven.

Another project saw Skipton Juniors Football Club granted £600 towards coaching for their girl’s football teams.

Catherine Davison, Skipton Juniors FC Girls Secretary, said: “As a result of our Player Development Centre we have managed to recruit some Volunteer Coaches and will be running an U7s, U9s and U11s Girls teams in September. Thank you so much for your support by providing a grant to make this possible.”

Michaela Brennan, Roger Stott Community Grants Officer, said: “We’re looking forward to receiving many more exciting proposals for projects that will have a big impact for communities in or near the Yorkshire Dales National Park and in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

“It’s a quick and easy application process and the grant can be used for capital items or revenue costs.”

Over the last decade YDMT has received more than £2 million thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery through Postcode Earth Trust, supporting this and many other projects that benefit the people, landscape and wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales.

Will Humpington, Climate Change and Environmental Programmes Advisor at People’s Postcode Lottery, added: “It’s brilliant that players of People’s Postcode Lottery are continuing to support voluntary organisations and community groups through YDMT’s grants programme.

“These groups have a huge impact on the local people and the area of the Yorkshire Dales, and it’s important that they are given the opportunity to deliver valuable projects and initiatives that make a real difference in their communities.”

The Roger Stott Community Grants programme was launched in March 2016 in memory of the charity’s founding Chairman.

Grants can cover revenue expenses such as staff costs, rent or training, or be used for capital such as furniture, computers or catering equipment, to name just a few. No match-funding is required, so groups can apply for up to 100% of the total project costs.

The closing date for this round of applications is 5pm on Monday 28 October. Please visit to download the application form, guidance notes and map of the eligible area.

For more information please contact the project officer Michaela Brennan on 015242 51002 or email



Skipton Juniors FC Girls are one community group that has benefitted from a Roger Stott Community Grant.


For more information, please call Mike Appleton at YDMT on 015242 51002 or email

About Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust:

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) is a small charity doing big things to support the people, landscape and wildlife of the Dales.

To date the charity has helped to deliver inspiring projects worth around £30 million in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas. These projects cover areas as diverse as countryside apprenticeships, supporting local communities, education and outreach, restoring woodlands and wildlife habitats, and improving access and understanding of this special place.

The Trust has recruited more than 50,000 supporters to date. Find out more at

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About People’s Postcode Lottery:

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It costs £10 a month to play and winning postcodes are announced every day. The maximum amount a single ticket can win is 10% of the draw proceed. For details, please visit

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