Making a Difference Fund

The Making a Difference Grant Fund 2022/2023 is now open!

Grants of between £2,000 and £24,999 are being made available through Hambleton District Council’s “Making a Difference” Fund for projects that meet a local need and contribute to one or more of the Council’s priorities:

  • Driving Economic Vitality
  • Enhancing health and wellbeing
  • Caring for the environment
  • Providing a special place to live

Projects must be delivered between April 2022 and March 2023 and must be completed by 31 March 2023. Under no circumstances can projects extend beyond this period.

Successful applicants must show their project will make a genuine difference to people’s lives and that it demonstrates value for money.

All applicants must gain the support of a Ward Member before submitting a Making a Difference Fund application. Information about Ward Members can be found here:

How to apply

Further information about the scheme, eligibility and how to complete an application, can be found in our guidance notes. The guidance notes outline each of the sections and questions you will be asked to answer within the application process. All fields must be completed.

Applicants must read the guidance notes before submitting a grant:

Making a Difference Grant guidance notes here >

Application forms can be found here:

Apply for a Making a Difference Grant here >


Once you have completed the application form and have clicked “submit”, the form will be received by The Communities Team.

Paper copies of the application form are available. If you would like a paper copy mailing to you, please email the Communities Team ([email protected]) or telephone 01609 779977

  • The deadline for applications (together with the supporting documents) is Sunday 5 December 2021
  • You will be notified of the outcome of your application by the end March 2022 at the latest.

If you have problems completing the form you should contact: [email protected]

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