SDF aims to support projects that result in positive benefits for communities within the National Park. A case study and some other recent examples feature below.
A hall for the people
A grant of £9,415 helped refurbish the main entrance of the People's Hall in Sedbergh, improving the sustainability of this important community building through better thermal insulation.
A new extension, providing the local community with a gym and fitness centre, was achieved with the help of a separate £9,464 contribution and this is now open to the public.
Other completed projects
- Refurbishment of the upper floor of Malham Village Hall for wider community use including a new youth club (£5,000)
- Installation of a number of energy efficiency measures at Grassington Town Hall following a recent energy audit of the building (£5,915)
- Set up costs for a new community shop including additional display units to increase the retail offer at Clapham Village (£9,102)
And in the pipeline...
- Improved toilet facilities at Kettlewell Village Hall to assist with future viability of the building through additional bookings(£10,000)
- Installation of a series of energy efficiency improvements by the Parish Council at Garsdale village hall (£5,000)
- Set up costs for a new bus service called the Wharfedale Packhorse which will be operated by the Upper Wharfedale Community Interest Company (£3,742)