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If you currently run a community project or are thinking about starting one, you may find the following links useful. They provide lots of useful information about tried and tested ideas, where to start and support available to help with community projects:
The Community Rights are a set of powers which give you more control over your community. You can now have a say in what happens to important local amenities such as shops, parks and pubs.
Provide advice and support to communities to help them deliver local community projects.
Offer support and advice to community and voluntary groups.
Further information about how Rural Action Yorkshire can support the Community-led planning process.
Free support helps you make the most of the new planning powers given to local communities.
Community investment is different. Instead of turning to the private sector and wealthy individuals for support, community investment is about engaging communities to invest in themselves.
The Community Organisers programme will create a new home-grown movement of community organising for the 21st century, emerging directly from the strengths, concerns and hopes of all kinds of neighbourhoods across England.
Advice on all aspects of community enterprises, including business planning, grants and publicity.
The Media Trust are a charity organisation who are able to offer media support on almost anything from looking over a press release or getting your website ranking higher online, to mentoring disadvantaged young people on media projects.
Online resource for those looking to help or just getting to know their community.
Swap what you can give or can do for what you need. Get what you want - do something you're good at, or give something you don't need.
The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours once a year in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.
The network for all community activists in Yorkshire & Humber
Litter is a big problem but we can all do something about it to help keep England clean and tidy. Keep Britain Tidy's campaign is set to get the entire country cleaning up so order your free clean-up kit now and get tidying!
GRANTnet, a straightforward FREE-to-use service from GRANTfinder, can help small businesses, charitable and community groups like yours to find suitable funding.
Colouring the Community is a scheme run by Dulux Decorator Centres which aims to give a helping hand to local community groups and charities, by donating paint and materials to help them restore their premises, community centres and surrounding areas.
Craven District Council
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Telephone: 01756 700 600
Fax: 01756 700 657