Ryedale District Council is still accepting submissions for its Rural Community Grant Scheme to support its most sparsely populated areas.
Rural living can be idyllic but also comes with its own unique challenges, such as poor transport connections, broadband or access to services.
£160,000 has been allocated for these grants, the first time the authority has run such a scheme.
To make sure that the funding is equally distributed to rural communities, each parish with a population under 1,500 people has been allocated £1,467 in grant funding.
The Rural Community Grant Scheme is aimed towards parish councils, grassroots community groups and organisations working on rural projects that support the sustainability, resilience and viability of remote, rural communities.
The closing date for the scheme is 21 November 2022 with decisions on successful applicants expected on 9 February 2023.
Visit www.ryedale.gov.uk/information/community for more information.