The partnership emerged during the pandemic as an emergency response programme, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. We delivered thousands of activity packs, digital devices and bursaries to thousands of those most impacted by the pandemic, alongside a free to access online arts programme for people of all ages.
Since 2021, North Yorkshire Together has delivered FEAST, the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme in North Yorkshire, on behalf of North Yorkshire Council, funded by the Department for Education. HAF programmes enable children on benefits-related Free School Meals to access food and enriching activities during the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays.
North Yorkshire Together works with 100+ brilliant organisations from across the community, educational and private sector, to deliver tens of thousands of free spaces – and meals – on FEAST each year.
We also deliver enriching activities for refugee young people in Scarborough, and a project funded by Anglo-American and Woodsmith Foundation to support young people in Scarborough and Whitby to realise their potential.
As a partnership of three cross-sector, cross county organisations, our partnership provides a robust, unique and far-reaching framework and delivery model to make real change across North Yorkshire. We believe firmly in our shared values, and the art of the possible.
Rural Arts is a registered charity that delivers inspiring and inclusive creative opportunities that enrich lives and connect communities. Working across 3,500 square miles of England’s largest county, our vision is creativity in every community in North Yorkshire.
We provide over 400 events and activities each year at The Courthouse, North Yorkshire’s only professionally run cross-discipline arts centre, which is also home to an award-winning café, an artisan shop, and rooms to hire.
We programme 70 professional performances per year in rural venues and lead a range of wellbeing and employment programmes to support vulnerable people. Rural Arts was founded in 1993 and is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.
Find out more at www.ruralarts.org
North Yorkshire Sport
North Yorkshire Sport is a registered charity and the Active Partnership for North Yorkshire and York. We use movement, activity and sport as drivers for positive change. We want North Yorkshire and York to be a place where everyone enjoys moving more, leading to healthy and happy lives.
Our work is primarily focussed on supporting and influencing wider systems to use movement, activity and sport to improve people’s health and wellbeing. This includes partnership working with a wide range of organisations, from Sport England to Local Authorities, as well as the voluntary and commercial sectors. To support this work, we run a number of direct delivery programmes countywide as well as at our own facility in Harrogate, the Bilton Health and Wellbeing Hub.
Find out more at www.northyorkshiresport.co.uk
North Yorkshire Youth
North Yorkshire Youth is a registered charity and exists to ‘To help children and young people realise their full potential by enhancing and improving our range of learning and development opportunities’.
That was the vision of our founders, way back in 1941, and it’s still our aim today.
We provide opportunities for children and young people to learn and grow by:
- Supporting youth work in North Yorkshire communities
- Providing adventurous activities from Carlton Lodge Activity Centre
- Providing training opportunities for young people and those who work with them.
Here you can find our Youth Directories, there’s a booklet for each area in North Yorkshire to help you find what’s on for young people near you: http://www.nyy.org.uk/youth/youth-directories