Roger Stott Community Grants
Roger Stott Community Grants gives small grants to community projects that make a big difference to the lives of local people in the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale.
Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust set up the Roger Stott Community Grants programme in March 2016 to distribute small grants to community groups who are making a difference to the lives of local people.
We support passionate local people across the region to continue or kick-start initiatives that make a real difference in their local communities. By offering 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.
Yorebridge Sports Development Association were awarded a Roget Stott Community Grant to support the Learning Curve project in Askrigg, providing adult learning classes. Photo thanks to Guy Carpenter.
The Roger Stott Community Grants programme has awarded 42 grants to date totalling just over £50,000. This funding has supported a wide variety of projects from improvements to village halls, play parks, community gardens and sports grounds, to supporting adult learning classes, a young archaeology group, befriending service, cycling festival…and many more.
Learning Curve spokesperson Jan Hale said:
Stuart Wetherell, from Sedbergh Cycling Festival, which also received a grant said:
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.
The programme is also supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.