Communities across Hambleton are set to benefit from a £100,000 pot of cash.
The District Council has set aside the money as part of a three pronged approach to return savings to local people.
The authority is already 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 the young person.
This latest initiative – which was approved by members of the council’s Cabinet last week - will provide cash support for communities looking to develop local projects.
“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 it’s worth will be much greater for Hambleton,” he said.
“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.”