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£30,000 awarded to Yorkshire Dales community projects
10:00am Friday 28th December 2012 in News
Grants totalling more than £30,000 have been given to community projects in the Yorkshire Dales.
The cash forms the latest round of awards from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF), which is managed by the Clapham-based charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT).
Successful bids include a scheme to provide access to caving for young people and adults with special needs, a feasibility study for traffic and visitor management for Horton-in-Ribblesdale and a project to develop a mobile app focusing on hidden gems and transport in the national park.
Peter Stockton, the authority’s head of sustainable development, said: “Following an appeal in the media earlier this year for fresh applications to the fund, we received an overwhelming response from individuals, community groups and organisations.
“It just goes to show that there is so much fantastic work being done all over the Yorkshire Dales and we are only too pleased to be able to help where we can.”
Gillian Muir, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust’s SDF project officer, said: “The SDF continues to prove itself to be a vital source of money for small-scale projects. This year we have already provided £135,322 in grant funding from our allocation of £160,000. It is likely that there will be another decision-making round before March, but we expect that this will primarily deal with deferred projects rather than fresh applications.”
Application forms and grant details are available on the authority website at yorkshiredales.org.uk/applyingtothesdf or by contacting Gillian at the YDMT on 015242 51002 or e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.