Community and volunteering

Find out about community and volunteering.

Services List

Community Rights

Advice and information for communities about their rights and powers under the Localism act.


There are volunteer opportunities across our services. Join in and get involved in your community, gain experience and make friends.

Councillor locality budgets

Each councillor has a budget to allow them to respond to local needs by recommending funding to support specific activities.

Team North Yorkshire

Our Team North Yorkshire campaign celebrates the difference that volunteers make in their communities.

Armed Forces Covenant

The armed forces have been rooted in North Yorkshire for more than 100 years and the county is proud of its military and community connections.

Community projects

Find out about community, technology, charity and regeneration projects taking place across North Yorkshire.

Grants and Funding

Find information on the grants and funding opportunities available in North Yorkshire.

Cost of living support

There are a wide variety of support schemes and organisations in North Yorkshire which may be able to help or advise if you are struggling to pay for essentials.

Community awards

The 2024 North Yorkshire Community Awards scheme is open. Find out how to nominate community groups, projects and individual volunteers in your area.

Community Safety

Report anti-social behaviour, crime, neighbourhood nuisances and find out about support.

Voluntary organisations

Information about the voluntary organisations that provide a broad range of local services to all kinds of people across North Yorkshire.

Community litter pick

We can help community groups in the Ryedale, Selby, Harrogate and Hambleton areas with voluntary clean-ups by providing equipment and advice.

Community centres

Find out about community centres, wellness and wellbeing hubs we run across North Yorkshire.

Stronger communities

Stronger communities is our programme to support communities to play a greater role in the delivery of services in the county.