Further details of the scheme can be viewed here: Craven District Council Ward Member Grants
Information about other sources of funding for local community projects can be found in the Funding Bulletin, a monthly round up of funding, grants and awards produced by North Yorkshire and York Forum.
Examples of projects funded through previous Craven District grant programmes can be viewed below.
Grants Awarded at the December 2014 Craven District Council Community Grants Sub-Committee
Embsay Junior Football Club were awarded up to £900 towards the cost of setting up a new Under 12s Team.
Craven Development Education Centre were awarded up to £1000 towards the costs of running a wide range of events to Promote buying Fairtrade and Local Goods in Craven.
Burton in Lonsdale Community First Responders were awarded up to £700 to help them install a Static Automated Defibrillator in Burton in Lonsdale.
Skipton Puppet Festival were awarded £1000 towards staging the Community Events element of the Skipton International Puppet Festival 2015
Grants Awarded at the October 2014 Craven District Council Community Grants Sub-Committee
Long Preston Village Hall were awarded up to £150 towards the cost of improving lighting in the hall.
Clapham Community Shop Ltd were awarded £2000 towards the costs of opening a community owned and run shop and post office to serve the village of Clapham.
Skipton First Responders were awarded up to £1000 to help them raise awareness of the group, attract more volunteers and educate the wider community in the importance of hands only CPR and early intervention during a cardiac arrest.
Grants Awarded at the June 2014 Craven District Council Community Grants Sub-Committee
Hellifield Parish Council were awarded £990 towards the cost of purchasing and installing a new piece of play equipment at Station Road Playground for children aged between 10 and 16.
Settle Stories Ltd were awarded £500 to hold 10 low cost and free events as part of the Settle Storytelling Festival 2014
Fallfest were awarded up to £500 to help them stage the South Craven Fallfest 2014 Festival in late September 2014.
Skipton Music were awarded £500 towards the costs of staging six classical concerts in Skipton between October 2014 and March 2015.
Gargrave Parish Council were awarded £500 towards the costs of cleaning the War Memorial in preparation for Centenary Commemorations of the First World War.
Grants Awarded at the March 2014 Craven District Council Community Grants Sub-Committee
Embsay with Eastby Parish Council were awarded £1,000.00 towards the cost of refurbishing Embsay and Eastby War Memorial in time for a rededication ceremony and a special memorial remembrance service commemorate the start of World War 1.
South Craven Together were awarded £698.00 towards the cost of a year long events programme to promote the South Craven area and encourage more visitors to shop, eat and socialise there.
Cononley Art Group were awarded £200.00 to hold workshops to encourage and inspire people interested in all forms of art, in a friendly and informal atmosphere, particularly relevant for those people on their own and lonely.
Kettlewell Community Garden Project were awarded £698.00 to support the new Kettlewell May'd in't Dale Festival of Wool and Ale which is part of the Tour de France Yorkshire Festival 2014 and celebrates agricultural life in the Dales, together with the artistic qualities found here.
Grants awarded at the December 2013 Craven District Council Community Grants Sub-Committee
Skipton Embroiderers Guild were awarded £950.00 towards the cost of their Stitched Art in the Dales project which will involve the Skipton and Grassington Guilds working with members of the public to make a large-scale piece of textile art which will depict the Yorkshire Dales and Le Grand Depart cycling festival.
Austwick Parish Hall were awarded £1,000.00 towards the cost of replacing the hall tables. This will enhance the Hall's ongoing bookings, which provide a valuable contribution to the increasing day to day running costs of the Hall.
Skipton Cycle Club were awarded £1,000.00 towards the cost of setting up Skipton Junior Riders and become an approved British Cycling Go Ride Junior club.
Skipton Swimming Club were awarded £1,000.00 towards the cost of Level Swimming Teacher Training for three young volunteers. This will increase the standard of teaching at the club.
Grants awarded at September 2013 Craven District Council Community Grants Sub-Committee
Embsay with Eastby Parish Council were awarded a grant of £1,000, to improve play facilities at Embsay with Eastby Recreation Ground making them more suitable for younger children and improving the environmental appearance of the area.
Skipton Rugby Club were awarded £1,000 to run a range of coaching activities for young people. The activities will include rugby, volleyball, dodgeball, baseball and hockey.
Fallfest were awarded a grant of £1,000 to run Fallfest 2013, the event took place over a 3 day period and provided a range of arts activities aimed at all members of the community.
Craven Bowling Club were awarded £1,000 to re-roof of the Club house as the existing roof is in need of urgent repair.
Glusburn Film Club were awarded £796 to hold monthly film nights at Glusburn Community and Arts Centre. This will give local people the opportunity to watch and enjoy movies 'on their doorstep', and also an opportunity to stay after the show for a chat and to share opinions about the film in the Glusburn Institute Community Cafe.
Kettlewell Village Hall were awarded £350 towards the cost of purchasing a new two mat handling unit which will mean that older club members will be able to play bowling more regularly as they will not need help to move the heavy bowling mats.
Grants awarded at the June 2013 Craven District Council Community Grants Sub-Committee
Skipton Cricket Club were awarded £250 towards the cost of purchasing a water hogg to sponge up the water on the cricket square to make it safe to play following rainy weather.
North Craven Strollers were awarded £250 for training and attending regional meetings to help them organise free, short, weekly, organised walks for people who wish to improve their health or are recovering from serious illness.
Lothersdale Village Trust were awarded £1,000 towards the cost of window replacement and re-roofing of the Village Clubhouse.
Skipton Music were awarded £500 towards the costs of staging six classical concerts in Skipton between October 2013 and March 2014.
Ingleton Cricket Club were awarded £500 towards the cost of replacing their worn existing artificial turf match pitch with a new longer pitch which will comply with English Cricket Board guidelines.
Cross Hills and District Old Age Pensioners Association were awarded £500 towards the cost of replacement windows, oven and carpet at The Village Centre building in Crosshills.
Eldroth Parish Hall Bowls Club were awarded £350 towards the cost of purchasing a new two mat handling unit which will mean that club members, many of whom are over 70, will no longer need to carry heavy bowling mats.
Glusburn Community and Arts Centre were awarded £1,000 towards the cost of refurbishing the listed buildings second floor windows some which have stained glass.
Embsay Cricket Club were awarded £1,000 towards the cost of purchasing a new roller for the cricket pitch.
Settle Stories Limited were awarded £500 towards the cost of staging Settle Story Telling Festival 2013.
Grants awarded at the March 2013 Craven District Council Community Grants Sub-Committee
Age Concern Bentham were awarded £5,000 to buy a minibus with a tail lift so that we they can transport wheelchair users and also make life easier for people who struggle with steps. They will use the bus to transport people over 60 in Bentham and the surrounding area to their day centre, local shops and on day trips.
Craven CAB were awarded £2,000 for 13 new computers so that they have a computer system which is able to cope with future software upgrades and make sure they are able to continue to provide valuable advice services to local people.
Upper Wharfedale School were awarded £5,000 to refurbish their tennis courts which are used by students from 7 different schools and the wider community. This will also enable a greater variety of sports to be played in the space such as 5 a side football and hockey.
Crosshills, Glusburn & Sutton Dog Fouling Focus Group were awarded £1000 to encourage responsible pet ownership and promote the pickup of dog mess by providing free poop bags in robust dispensers located at convenient locations in high traffic areas.
Skipton Swimming Club were awarded £589.50 to train our young volunteers who are no longer interested in competing, to help pass on their knowledge and experience and enthusiasm for the sport of swimming to young members of the club through volunteering.
The Museum of North Craven Life were awarded £497 for a range of activities including a family and local history day at Settle Folly and a Family Stories exhibition which will tell the stories of 3 Craven families, using panels and original documents.
Ingleton & District Tradespeople's Association were awarded £997 to hold Ingleton Folk Weekend and Overground Underground Festival in 2013.The events are aimed at local people and will deliver a range of cultural opportunities including music, dance, creative workshops, art exhibitions and films, taster sessions, specialist information about the area, sporting activity and more.
Friends of Middleton and Ickornshaw were awarded £497 to buy specialist paints and equipment to paint the play equipment, benches and creating flower beds and shrubberies at Middleton Recreation Field. The work will be completed by a series of community events.
Bentham Beagles Running Club were awarded £497 to train a second volunteer Junior Club Coach so they can start a "Bentham Beagles" Juniors section to the club and for 2 volunteers to gain the leadership in running qualifications so they can offer further "walk to run" courses for complete beginners.
Grants Awarded at the December 2012 Craven District Council Community Grants Sub-Committee
Hellifield Youth were awarded £493 towards the costs of a Cycle Pump Track. The pump track will be built in an existing play area and has been planned and designed with local young people.
Austwick Table Tennis Club were awarded £1000 towards the costs of setting up a Junior Club for 10-16 year olds. This will give young people in Austwick an opportunity to enjoy sporting activities and social development.
Crosshills Cosmos were awarded £500 towards the costs of expanding their Junior Football Club to a wider age group. Funding will be used for further training so that coaches can attain FA coaching badges.
Tosside Bowling Club were awarded £425 towards the cost of a new bowling mat for indoor bowling. The club is open to young people and adults and also provides a social meeting place older members of the local community.
Skipton Table Tennis Club were awarded £1000 towards the costs of setting up Skipton Table Tennis Club and running a schools coaching programme targeting both primary and secondary schools. The club will promote the sport of table tennis in schools, cubs, scouts and businesses in and around Skipton and will have facilities which are accessible to people with physical disabilities or learning difficulties.
Settle CE Primary School were awarded £1000 towards the costs of setting up a Judo Club for children and adults in Settle as currently the nearest club is in Kendal. The Settle club will serve as satellite club to Kendal Judo Club - so that members from Settle can access their expertise, resources and sports program and be eligible for extra coaching sessions during the week.
Burton Regeneration Group were awarded £2050 towards the costs building a new 25m x 8m Community Sports Pavilion with sustainable features such as rainwater collection and solar panels. With the support of local clubs, organisations and sport agencies this will create a new sports hub in the community.
Cononley Village Institute were awarded £2050 towards the costs of refurbishing the institute. Funding will go towards disabled access and toilet facilities, a catering style kitchen, improved storage, a refurbished meeting room and improved energy usage through better insulation. The Institute is a key community resource in the village and the additional facilities will open up new opportunities for activities.
Ingleton Rural Community Association were awarded £1000 towards the costs of refurbishing the toilets at Ingleborough Community Centre. New toilet facilities will improve the building and ensure that the community centre will remain a viable community asset and be available for all our future generations.
Tosside Village Hall were awarded £1000 towards the costs of replacing their oil fired boiler with a new air source heat pump. The heat pump will mean that the hall can cut its running costs and also reduce its carbon emissions by 12 tonnes per year.
Grants Awarded at the September 2012 Craven District Council Community Grants Sub-Committee
Settle Harriers Running Club were awarded £340 towards the costs of setting up a new year round junior club for boys and girls aged 8 and upwards. The funding will be used to pay for accredited training qualifications to enable adult volunteers to safely coach and apply structure and training to the Juniors club sessions.
Gargrave Indoor Bowling Club were awarded £500 towards the costs of purchasing a new indoor bowling mat. The club hopes that additional facilities will increase the number of people attending the sessions which take place at Gargrave Village Hall and provide improved health and well being activities for the local community and for older people.
Skipton Puppet Festival were awarded £1000 towards the costs of Skipton Puppet Festival 2013 which will present the best of the local, national and international puppetry scene. Planned activities will include festival themed window displays with local businesses, building 2 giant puppet mascots for the town, workshops for 17/18 year olds in partnership with the Woodlands Trust to appear in Skipton Castle woods and to promote the new woodland trails.
Fallfest were awarded £1000 towards the costs of staging Fallfest 2012 which includes a range of exciting events to bring the local community together.
Skipton Town Juniors Football Club were awarded £1000 towards the costs of increasing junior pitch provision at Sandylands sports Centre. Funding will be used to pay for the supply and fitting of new fixed aluminium goal posts for four new junior pitches, marking out the pitches and some ground maintenance.
Grants Awarded at the June 2012 Craven District Council Community Grants Sub-Committee
Skipton Church Institute Cricket Club were awarded a grant of £500 to purchase a wicket mower.
Shapely Does It, Bentham were awarded a grant of £499 to purchase a piece of cardio-vascular gym equipment.
Settle Stories Limited were awarded a grant of £1,000 to hold the Settle Story Telling Festival 2012.
Grants Awarded at the March 2012 Craven District Council Community Grants Sub-Committee
Three Peaks Race Association were awarded £500 towards the cost of staging the 2012 Yorkshire Three Peaks Race which is a fell running marathon.
Gargrave and Malhamdale Community Library were awarded £1,000 to help set up a community library run by volunteers so that a local library can be retained and developed after the NYCC run Library is closed in March 2012.
Ingleton and District Tradespeoples Association were awarded £1,000 towards the costs of holding Ingleton Overground Underground and Ingleton Folk Weekend Festivals in 2012. The two festivals offer an array of cultural opportunities including music, dance, art exhibitions, films and outdoor and environmental activities.
Sutton Cricket Club were awarded £500 to purchase coaching mats for Sutton Juniors.
Grassington Festival of Music and Arts were awarded £533 towards the cost of their community arts activities which will take place as part of the 2012 festival.
Bentham District Contact the Elderly were awarded £500 towards the cost of holding monthly tea parties for vulnerable and isolated older people.
Glusburn Luncheon Club were awarded £1,000 towards the cost of holding a weekly lunch club for older people.
At the 20 December Craven District Council Community Grants Sub-Committee, Craven District Council awarded grant funding to the following 10 community groups from across Craven.
Bradleys Both Parish Council were awarded £5,000 towards the cost of refurbishing the Playing Field Sports Pavilion.
Glusburn Community and Arts Centre were awarded £1150 towards the cost of installing new heating boiler in the Baths Hall.
Skipton Music were awarded £500 towards the cost of staging classical concerts in Skipton Town Hall in January February and March 2012 as part of their Winter Concert Season.
Crosshills Cosmos were awarded £1,000 towards the cost of setting up a new junior football club/team to play in local leagues.
Craven Lawn Tennis Club were awarded £900 towards the cost of refurbishing the club's two hardcourts which are used all year round and are desperately in need of a surface upgrade.
The Cave Rescue Organisation based in Clapham were awarded £471.84 to purchase a training manikin so that they can conduct realistic rescue training exercises without endangering live volunteers in locations such as cliffs, rivers and flooded caves.
Skipton in Bloom were awarded £1000 towards the cost of creating a garden to commemorate both the Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics, on the grassed area at Petyt Grove, Newmarket Street. Design and labour will be supplied by students from Craven College and their tutors.
Embsay with Eastby Community Library Group were awarded £1,000 to help set up a community library run by volunteers so that a local library can be retained and developed after the NYCC run Library is closed in March 2012.
Bentham Beagles Running Club were awarded £500 to provide a running club accessible to all people living in Bentham and the surrounding villages
Kettlewell and Starbotton Parish Council were awarded £1000 for the Upper Wharfedale Fast Broadband Project which will involve the installation of a wireless network from Long Ashes Caravan Park Threshfield to Oughtershaw and Cray and provide internet access to rural communities currently with either very poor connection speeds or no internet access at all.
At the 27 September Craven District Council Community Grants Sub-Committee, Craven District Council awarded grant funding to the following 6 community groups from across Craven.
Craven Development Education Centre were awarded £1000 towards the costs of running a day of activities in Skipton on 29 October 2011to celebration of One World Week. One World Week is an annual event which seeks to promote local awareness of global issues, activities will include free craft workshops for children, Henna painting, exhibitions of contemporary textiles by Vanessa Graham and fair trade wool company Mirasol, information on a car share scheme, Fair Trade craft work and New Oxfam products for sale, Textiles from East Timor, a talk about the Fair Trade Foundation, Sheep town Songsters singing songs from around the world, a fashion show organised by Oxfam and a Global Lunch.
Clapham Community Co-operative Ltd were awarded £281 towards their community Energy Saving Project. The money will be used to prepare publicity and information leaflets, and to hold an information day where residents can meet local providers of renewable energy and insulation services, plan how they can reduce their carbon footprint by saving energy saving in local homes, commercial and public buildings and look at possibilities for Renewable Energy creation on both a domestic and community basis.
Grassington Festival Society were awarded £500 towards setting up the Yorkshire Dales Festival Association to help support communities planning local events. The Association will be open to all festivals and events celebrating heritage, environment and culture in the district.
Friends of Lytham Gardens Play Area were awarded £1000 to improve the Lytham Gardens Play Area by installing unwanted equipment from Broughton Road playground.
Hellifield Parish Council were awarded £1000 towards the cost of improvements to Thorndale Street Play Area. This is the third and final project in a three year programme to upgrade all children's outdoor recreational provision in Hellifield.
Coulthurst Craven Sports Centre were awarded £5000 towards the refurbishment of changing facilities for indoor sport (Main Hall, Squash and Fitness suite) at the Sports Centre. This includes 4 main changing rooms, showers and toilets originally provided in 1972 and modified in the 1990's.
At the 21 June Craven District Council Community Grants Sub-Committee, Craven District Council awarded grant funding to the following 7 community groups from across Craven.
Langcliffe Singers were awarded £1,000 to stage a performance of Benjamin Brittens Saint Nicolas Concert with local children. The event will take place in Christ Church, Skipton, on December 3rd 2011, with rehearsals starting in September.
Settle Stories were awarded £1,000 to hold a Settle Storytelling Festival between 6 - 9 October 2011 including storytelling workshops, storytelling walk, word story project on a postcard, artists books workshops and exhibition by school children.
Glusburn Fall Fest were awarded £1,000 to hold the first Glusburn Fall Fest festival between 30 September - 2 October 2011 showcasing local talent as well as providing workshops, free events, and a headline act of local multi-award winning jazz singer Clare Teal.
Bentham Playing Fields Association were awarded £495 to develop a women and girls netball club on the newly refurbished netball courts at Bentham Playing Fields.
Skipton Kashmir Cricket Team and Skipton Cricket Club were awarded £500 to work together on a project to integrate boys and young men from Skiptons Pakistani community and young white players into mainstream cricket.
Burton in Lonsdale Parish Council were awarded £500 to provide temporary male/female toilets and small kitchen area contained within a portacabin, for recreation field users.
Craven Rural and Business Skills were awarded £384 for the Mart Theatre to become an Arts Award Accredited Centre.