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Ripon CIC Statement

Community Interest Statement

The Ripon CIC has been set up to improve the vitality and prosperity of Ripon through fostering greater unity and cooperation amongst its community, in order to achieve positive change. This will benefit:

  • People who live, work and / or run a business in and around Ripon
  • People who visit Ripon to access cultural, leisure, business and community services and facilities.

Ripon Together will:

  • Provide a mechanism for organisations and members of the community to work together in partnership to improve the city
  • Develop a sustainable approach to funding by looking for opportunities to generate surpluses which can be reinvested in addition to access grant funding to support the delivery of actions.
  • Develop and deliver projects and services to enhance the city’s economy.
  • Develop and deliver projects and services to improve the customer experience and attract more visitors and tourists to Ripon.
  • Develop and deliver projects and services to improve the quality of life of those living in and around the city.
  • Any surpluses generated will be reinvested in the delivery of projects and services as outlined above for the benefit of the community in pursuit of the Community Interest Company’s objective.

Ripon Together encourages everyone with an interest in these activities to become members and actively participate in supporting the community and working collaboratively Ripon Together brings together public, private and voluntary sector organisations to work together on programme of activities.

The expected outcomeis that it will help promote and strengthen a thriving and vibrant community of partners in and around the City Of Ripon.

Current Directors - 2020 -2021

The current directors of Ripon Together are:

Stuart Baldwin – Ripon Business Improvement District

Dean John Dobson – Ripon Cathedral

Stuart Gill – VisitRipon/Newby Hall

Simon Hewitt – Community

Tim Jones – Community

David Ingham – Community and business

Jeremy Dunford – Friends of Hell Wath and Ripon Disability Forum

Andrew Williams – (nominated by) Ripon City Council

Mick Stanley – Ripon Civic Society

Sara Trewhitt – Ripon City of Sanctuary and Plastic Free Ripon

Lindy Webb – Community/Ripon Museums

Ripon Together CIC receives a strategic partnership grant from Ripon City Council.

Administrative support for Ripon Together is provided by Harrogate & Ripon CVS.

We are extremely grateful to the many local organisations and individuals who give their time, skills and experience to support Ripon Together and its projects, events and activities.