Since its formation the RSP has focussed on delivering projects which will help to make this shared vision a reality.

Projects have been funded by the North Yorkshire County Council Community Fund. This fund was established to support local strategic partnerships at a district level in implementing their community strategies. LSPs are able to draw this funding down on the basis of a Local Investment Plan (LIP): a package of proposals aimed at delivering the priorities of the community strategy. This funding has totalled over £400,000 for Ryedale to date.

Ryedale District Council’s Community Investment Fund has invested over £600,000.00 since 2003 in supporting community projects which develop new services or extend services to new audiences, and support the achievement of the vision of Imagine Ryedale....

Projects funded by the CIF include 12 community sports facilities, 12 Village Halls over £150,000 in support of social care projects and over £150,000 in support of projects targeted at improving the lives of young people in Ryedale.

The projects supported by the RSP have included:


Phase 1 of the Affordable Housing Programme has resulted in the development of 32 new affordable housing units in Ryedale.

CAB Money Advice Worker:

To provide relief to clients suffering the severe effects of indebtedness with high quality advice available throughout the district

Howsham Mill Restoration Project

A restored mill building involving the successful integration of renewable technologies and enegy efficiency measures. Featured on the BBC TV series ‘Restoration’.

Making Safe – Safer Ryedale:

Supporting the Victims of domestic abuse and their families to remain safe in their homes, working with perpetrators of domestic violence to prevent repeat offending and delivering a clear message delivered that Domestic Abuse is unacceptable.

Multi Agency Mental Health Training:

Increasing the awareness and the capacity of front line staff to help signpost to the support available for young people experiencing mental health problems

Social Isolation Research:

To undertake research to improve our understanding of what social isolation and exclusion means in a rural area like Ryedale and to describe, define and identify social exclusion, with a shared understanding across agencies. The research is available to download.

YMCA - Safe Moves:

Supporting young people at risk of becoming homeless in Ryedale by identifying young people at risk of becoming homeless at an early age; Increasing the number of young people and their families able to access mediation services to resolve family breakdown; and greater support for young people already living independently or in supported accommodation

Youth Strategy Officer based at Ryedale District Council:

To produce a Youth Strategy for Ryedale – Our Life Our Plans – along with a set of principles for working with Young people and improvement of the Youth website

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