As part of North Yorkshire County Council’s ambitious plans to improve early language development and tackle school readiness across North Yorkshire, they have carried out a pilot project in the East Whitby and Ryedale area which is now being rolled out to include the district of Scarborough.
The aim is to ensure that every child has the best possible start to their journey through school, with a particular focus on speech, language and communication, which in turn helps them to achieve their goals and enjoy learning.
We want everyone to recognise the importance of children being properly prepared to start school and the impact that this can have on their life chances.
Grow and Learn Small Grants Scheme
The small grants scheme has been set up to support the development of new projects and initiatives which have a focus around school readiness, in the Scarborough, Filey, Ryedale and Whitby area.
Grants of up to £500 are available to support the following outcomes:
An increase in the number of parent led groups supporting school readiness
An increase in the number of families engaging with community provision that supports school readiness
An increased use in libraries amongst pre-school children and their families
An improved understanding of techniques and steps families can take to improve the home learning environment.
Who can apply for the grants?
Not for profit organisations including voluntary and community groups operating or contributing to Scarborough, Filey, Ryedale and the Whitby area
New volunteer / parent-led groups / Friends-of Groups
Early Years Settings
Private enterprise providers meeting the above outcomes may be considered.
How do I apply?
Coast and Vale Community Action is the point of contact for supporting the completion and return of all applications.
For an informal chat about your project idea or to apply for a grant, please contact: