The Mayor's Community Fund

On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

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The Mayor's Community Fund

The Mayor's Community Fund is a Registered Charity to which individuals, groups and other charitable organisations from within the Borough of Scarborough, can apply for financial help. The fund is run by the Mayoress of the Borough of Scarborough.

For more information on the charity, please visit the Charity Commission websiteThe Borough of Scarborough Community Fund (registration number 509918)

When the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough is elected by the Council they are given a 12 month tenure. In addition to fulfilling hundreds of engagements within the community, chairing council meeting etc. they are entrusted with managing and governing The Mayor's Community Fund. This is traditionally organised by the Mayoress or Mayor's Consort who builds a Committee consisting of members of the public, business representatives and other interested parties.

The Committee members raise funds throughout the Mayoral year through organising fund raising and receiving donations from individuals and businesses. The Mayor’s Annual Ball, organised with the assistance of Scarborough Rotary Club is the largest fund raising event during the year.

The Mayor’s Community fund has helped hundreds of local people over a number of years and is proud to have assisted in the support and development of our Borough.

If you would like to donate to the fund, please contact

You can follow our progress on Facebook, Twitter and instagram at /themayorsfund

If you, your local group or organisation would like to benefit from funds for a specific project or other reason, please complete an application form (rules are on the form).

Download the application form (PDF, 357KB)

Download the application form (Word, 95KB)

Applications close 31 October 2022!

Previous beneficiaries

Here is a list of the beneficiaries for recent Mayoral years, which demonstrates the value the Mayor's Community Fund adds to the local community.  Beneficiaries are wide ranging in age, ability, type, and the Borough Community Fund is proud to help and support all local groups where possible.

Mayor's Community Fund