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Celebrating the first Anniversary of THE LOCAL FUND

Celebrating the first Anniversary of THE LOCAL FUND

The First Anniversary of THE LOCAL FUND 

£41,897 was awarded to 22 local charities and community groups in the first round of funding in July 2018, benefitting 7,208 local people. Read more about how the funding made a difference on our Social Impact Dashboard

On Tuesday 5 February 2019, THE LOCAL FUND partnership team was delighted to be joined by over 50 guests to celebrate the 1st anniversary of THE LOCAL FUND, kindly hosted by the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate.  

We were delighted that the new Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Johanna Ropner, joined us, together with guest speaker David Warner who until 2017 was Director of the very successful London Funders network.

There was a wealth of information provided about the development of THE LOCAL FUND over the past year and so we are delighted to share all the speeches and slideshows which were used. These merit a re-read if you were able to attend and if not will give you a real flavour of past achievements and future ambitions. 


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Photos, Press and Thanks since November 2017 

Anniversary Event - Update on 2018, Plans for 2019 and How to Get Involved

Setting the Scene - Councillor Richard Cooper, Leader of Harrogate Borough Council

2018 - What a Year! - Jan Garrill, Chief Executive, Two Ridings Community Foundation 

Giving: Inspiration from elsewhere – David Warner, former director of the London Funders

Ways to get involved & make a difference in the Harrogate District  - Jan Garrill, Chief Executive - Two Ridings Community Foundation

A short film featuring some grant recipients was shown at the event to highlight the impact of THE LOCAL FUND.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to know more.


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How can I get involved? 

Join ‘Friends of the LOCAL FUND’  to encourage charitable giving and gain support for THE LOCAL FUND in the Harrogate District.