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. We have teamed up with the Two Ridings Community Foundation and Cumbria Community Foundation to support even more communities during the COVID-19 emergency.

The Coronavirus Community Fund is providing grants of up to £2,000 to support the incredible people and communities in the Dales to deal with the COVID-19 emergency. Helping people stay healthy, safe and connected.

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust is working with Two Ridings Community Foundation and Cumbria Community Foundation to support charitable organisations and community groups across the national park, who are providing vital services to those who need it most.

We are keen to support new initiatives who are responding to the crisis, reaching people who may not currently be able to access services. Support is also available to existing groups to help them remain viable through these uncertain times, when they may be experiencing a loss of income.

Priority will be given to organisations who support those most vulnerable at this time, including older people, people with long term health conditions, those with mental health difficulties and people affected by homelessness.

The Coronavirus Community Fund is part of a national response to current crisis. It will enable us to build on the success and expand YDMT’s Roger Stott Community Grants programme, which has awarded nearly £125,000 in grants over the last four years to community groups who are making a difference to the lives of local people.

How to apply

Applications are now being accepted for grants of up to £2,000. Please read the guidance notes and other information below before completing your application.

We aim to make the application process as simple and quick as possible and decisions on applications are being made on a weekly basis.

Please email your application to We are unable to receive hard copy applications via post. Please select the correct form and guidance below for your location.

Coronavirus Community Grants FAQs

Coronavirus Community Grants Guidance Notes - Craven, Richmondshire & Lancs

Coronavirus Community Grants Guidance Notes - Cumbria

Coronavirus Community Grants Application Form 


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