Helping Richmondshire Heat, Eat and Meet event, Tennants Auction Rooms Leyburn – 1st July, 10am-3pm

Council has received details of this event which may be of interest to you or someone you know.  Updates to the list of participating organisations will be posted on organiser’s website up to the date of the event

A poster is available here if you are able to display it. Event poster

The soaring cost of energy and food is compounding financial hardship for those who were already struggling and is causing difficulty for many more. In response, The Helping Richmondshire event is bringing together a broad spectrum of local Community Support organisations, community groups, and businesses to provide local people with information, advice and support.

The event is covering four themes:

  • Community Support
  • Energy
  • Food, and
  • Transport and Travel

If you need help, you look after someone who needs support or you want to help others in your community, there will be something of value for you at this event. The event is free admission and open to everyone. Here is a brief explanation of what you can expect:

Community Support organisations

A dozen locally based community support organisations will be in attendance providing a range of different services – benefits, debt and financial advice, housing, consumer rights and legal advice, support for parents who need practical help in caring for children, subsidised respite breaks, dementia care and more … or just someone to talk to.


Funding for fuel poverty, help to reduce energy costs, grants for improving thermal properties of your home and/or retrofitting energy efficient heat and power, advice on renewable energy solutions and the development and delivery of community energy


Financial assistance, food bank and food share schemes in Richmondshire, how to cook healthy cheap and tasty meals, advice on starting to grow your own food and/or set up a community garden.

Transport and travel

Advice on public transport options including community bus schemes, car share options, e-bikes and e-scooters, electric vehicles and more.

People from participating organisations will be available at their stands all day, and there will be a rolling programme of short presentations by several participants detailing their services and/or advice. A provisional list of the organisations attending is below, but keep your eye out for additions as we get closer to the day:

Home Start Richmondshire


Citizens Advice Bureau

The Jonas Centre

Leyburn Arts and Community Centre

Foundation Richmondshire

Stability 4c

Colburn Community Support

Group Hug

North Yorkshire County Council Stronger Communities Team

Richmondshire District Council Community Engagement Team

York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership – Growth Hub

MIND garden project team

Richmond School Big Garden Project

Tunstall Community Garden

Sustainable Swaledale Incredible Edibles Project

Influence Church Food Bank, Richmond

Colburn Food Share

GTec Hawes – electrical and renewable energy training

Warm and Well Project – free home energy advice

Eco-EnerG, Barnard Castle – renewable energy installer

YES Energy Solutions – grants and funding for insulation, heating and solar panels

Energy Funding Service – funding for reducing carbon emissions

North Yorkshire Moors National Park – advice on energy efficiency in traditional stone buildings