Roger Stott Community Grants Programme

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust set up the Roger Stott Community Grants programme in March 2016 to distribute funds to support community groups who are making a difference to the lives of local people across the region.

Since then 42 grants totalling just over £50,000 have been awarded to support a wide variety of projects in and around the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale.

We aim to make a big impact to as many communities as possible – so the Community Grants Programme offers small grants, a simple and painless application process and lots of support and advice. Successful applicants will have funds quickly, enabling them to start making a difference in their local community straight away. 

Roger Stott

The programme is named after our founding Chairman who sadly passed away in 2015. Roger Stott was instrumental in establishing the firm foundations of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust in 1996 and dedicated much of his life to the area.

Supporting communities in the Yorkshire Dales

We are very grateful to players of People's Postcode Lottery for supporting this project.

How it works 

  • The programme is open to voluntary organisations and community groups with an annual income of less than £30,000
  • Projects must be in or near the Yorkshire Dales National Park – including within the boundary extension – or in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Grants of between £250 and £1500 are available 
  • Grants can have a wide range of uses - revenue expenses, such as staff costs, rent or training, or for capital investment in assets such as furniture, computers or catering equipment to name a few
  • There is no match-funding requirement, meaning that groups can apply for up to 100% of the total project cost.

How to apply 

The next round of funding opens on 11 September 2017 and the deadline for applications is 20 October 2017. For further information and to apply please read the documents below:

You can also contact our project officer Tanya St. Pierre on 015242 51002 or email