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THE LOCAL FUND celebrates First Anniversary

THE LOCAL FUND celebrates First Anniversary

On Tuesday 5 February 2019, THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District 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, which gives a real flavour of past achievements and future ambitions. 

In July 2018, £41,897 was awarded to 22 local charities and community groups in the first round of funding, benefitting 7,208 local people.

There is a lot more information about how the funding makes a difference tackling a range of local issues, including loneliness and mental health in Social Impact Dashboard


Let us pool our resources, our talents, time, money and passion to support mental health and wellbeing and reduce inequality, poverty and loneliness in Harrogate District  


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


Place-based giving is an approach, a philosophy to building a good place that involves conversations, ideas, action and funding. At its core is the belief that everyone of us can make  a difference and that together our impact is greater than simply the sum of our parts.


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.