Towns and villages across Hambleton are being offered the chance to get their hands on a share of £100,000 to support local projects.

It’s part of a scheme by the District Council to plough savings into communities.

It will work through a grant helping people work together to take decisions, shape and improve their local area. The hope is it will also help attract other funding and investment.

It comes on the back of another plan investing £200,000 in a scheme to help 45 young people into work - £100,000 to pay their wages and £100,000 to help businesses with equipment and other essential items that will enable them to employ young people.

The latest initiative will provide cash support directly into communities.

“This is the third element of an initiative to return £300,000 to local people,” said Council Leader, Coun Neville Huxtable.

“We are setting aside £100,000 to give to communities across the district for local projects – but we believe it will lever in cash from other sources so its worth will be much greater for Hambleton.

"This is great news for our area - at a time when there are talks of cuts by other authorities we are able to give something back.

"One of the council’s priorities is to encourage our residents to become more involved in making decisions and delivering services which impact on their local communities,” added Coun Huxtable.