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 community use (£5,000)
- Installation of energy efficiency measures at Grassington Town Hall (£5,906)
- Set up costs for a new community shop in Clapham Village (£9,102)
- Improved toilet facilities at Kettlewell Village Hall (£10,000)
- Installation of sprung wooden dance floor at the NASH in Hawes (£6,996)
- Refurbishment of small meeting room at Crosby Garrett Village Hall (£9,651)
- Installation of energy efficiency improvements by the Parish Council at Garsdale Village Hall (£4,687)
- Set up costs for the Wharfedale Packhorse bus service serving Upper Wharfedale (£3,742)
- Fabric of Place will offer arts activities related to the special qualities of Swaledale (£2,500)
- Kirkby Malham Parish Hall redevelopment (£8,725)
- Upgrade and improvements to the facilities and accessibility at Buckden Village Hall (£10,000)
- Conversion of three toilets to provide one accessible unisex public toilet at Askrigg Temperance Village Hall (£2,193)
And in the pipeline...
- Book by Guy Carpenter focusing on the people who live and work in the National Park (£1,000)
- Underground electricity cable to serve Long Preston's playing fields pavilion (£5,000)
- Construction of a Sports Hall for Sedbergh School, the community and visitors incorporating energy saving measures and a green roof (£20,000)
- Refurbishment of Hawes Market House kitchen plus new fire doors and redecoration (£9,560)
- Refurbishment of the kitchen at Kirkby Malham Parish Hall (£1,441)
- Installation of new energy efficient heating boiler for Thornton Rust Institute (£3,086)
- Extension incorporating toilet facilities and improved access to the first floor, Ravenstonedale Community & Heritage Centre (£10,000)