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Connecting Ripon Network

Connecting Ripon Network

Working together to deliver a vision of a more Connected Ripon
Meeting Dates 

Meetings are held via zoom or at community venues in Ripon. 

Next 2024 dates: Tuesday 25 June, 1pm (at Thorpe Prebend House) book your place here

Wednesday 2 October, 11am. 


‘Connecting Ripon plays a vital role for us in the sharing of knowledge, ideas and support. Working together is something that all our organisations can benefit from.’


‘I value the opportunity to find out if there are ways we can work together to support one another.’


‘Very useful meetings which result in positive activities for people in Ripon.’


The Connecting Ripon Network is a thriving partnership group, with over 130 members, representing over 70 organisations. We are working together to strengthen volunteering and community connections in Ripon and the surrounding area.  

Members have worked together on shared initiatives, including the Volunteerng City of Ripon and Power of 10 projects, and have a monthly column in the Ripon Gazette promoting their work and local opportunities.

Join the Connecting Ripon Network

The group is open to anyone wanting to make a positive contribution to community life, working together to achieve more. For more information about Connecting Ripon or if you would like to join the Group, please contact us by email 


If you involve volunteers in Ripon and would like to see more young people helping out with your project please visit our Power of 10 page. Here you'll find out about our volunteering scheme to inspire young people to seek out opportunities they may not usually explore, building confidence, skills, and good well-being practices along the way. The Power of 10 scheme can help you benefit from the energy, new perspectives and ideas of young volunteers.   

Background to the Group

The Connecting Ripon Network held its first meeting in January 2014. The network comprises voluntary, community and faith sector organisations which have come together to identify what was special about community life in Ripon and its surrounding villages and to agree on priority themes that could help strengthen community connections.

The three themes identified were: 

  •  Celebrate and strengthen volunteering in Ripon and its surrounding villages
  •  Support the development of inter-generational projects which benefit local communities
  •  Increase awareness of what’s happening in terms of new opportunities to learn; earn; socialise; volunteer and to raise support for good causes through new media such as social media and superfast broadband.

The network aimed to contribute towards the development of a more ‘Connected Ripon’ as part of the Ripon City Plan. 


The Connecting Ripon Network is supported by a financial contribution from Ripon City Council.