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Making A Difference in Harrogate District

Making A Difference - our Impact Report 2018 - 19

Our HARCVS Impact Report gives some examples of how we have helped communities, charities and volunteers over the last year.

Connecting and collaborating underpins all our work and supports the delivery of three further themes: supporting local voluntary action and community fundraising and practical support for older and vulnerable people.

Taking on responsibility for the ownership and management of Harrogate Community House this year has been a great honour and adds to our ability to support the local sector, working with our 15 tenants and 100’s of meeting room users.

Here are just some examples of the work we have been doing - we supported 190  organisations to recruit volunteers for over 400 different roles, connected 212 people at 13  local network meetings and kept over 3,000 contacts and local organisations informed through our information service. 

Our HELP team provided a voluntary car driving service for 10,495 journeys, completed 368 practical jobs for local people in need and matched a volunteer befriender with 32 people feeling lonely.

Growing local giving is vital for the future sustainability of our local voluntary and community sector. It has been brilliant to work with our partners Two Ridings Community Foundation and Harrogate Borough Council on the continued development of THE LOCAL FUND, with the first grants of over £41k allocated in 2018.

We have also supported THE LOCAL LOTTO to launch successfully, raising over £50,000 for local good causes in Year 1.

 We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without our volunteers – over 100 fantastic people giving over 300 hours of time every week this year!  

Thank you to everyone who has supported HARCVS during the year.

You can read our Report here