Further information about some of our activities and projects can be found here. Covid-19 restrictions has caused us to stop many of our activities and they are on hold until restrictions are lifted and people are more confident of meeting together in groups. Every project within our community plan is a result of our conversations with you. Whether you’re a local resident or represent a local organisation, if you have an idea for a project in our area that meets our priorities, get in touch and work with us co-create a project.

Apply for a grant.

You may also want to apply for one of our grants to deliver a community project. Click here to find out more.

Our Funding

Big Aspirations

Programme developed with Selby Abbey C of E Primary School, Barwic Parade Community Primary School and Selby Community Primary School, to support pupils raise their career aspirations, exciting them about the world of work.

Find out more

Selby Community Choir

The Choir meets fortnightly at The Church at the Crossroads. All ages and abilities welcome!

Read the news

Tackling Food Crisis

A project working in partnership with Selby and District Foodbank to raise awareness of Foodbank services and encourage food donations to help those in crisis.

Find out more

Over 50’s Computer Club

We’ve run two weekly computer clubs- one on Tuesday morning 10-12.00 at the Coultish Centre on Charles Street and the other Wednesday morning 10-12.00 at The Church at the Crossroads.

Read the news

Working with Young People

We’ve worked with local film company Inspired Youth to support a group of young people from the Selby Big Local area to produce a film about life for young people living in Selby. You can find out more about the project by clicking here.

Event News


Take a look at some of our ongoing projects here. Together we can make Selby an even better place to live.

March 1, 2022

Eat And Energise cooking project 2021

Eat and energise is a community cook-a-long that has limited spaces. the dates are as follows: 24th June, 22nd July and the 19th august, these are the starting dates but each slot runs for 3 weeks. If you would like to secure your place then call 07458385990 or email communityfridge@selbybiglocal.org.uk to get in contact with us so we can add…

March 1, 2022

Tesco Cooking Project

We are partnered with Tesco! Tesco every week since the community fridge has been open has been providing us with numerous bags of wasted food that we have then been able to hand out to the public. They have been around since day 1 and have helped create the fridge that we all know and love. After the successful running…

February 11, 2022

Big Aspirations

Raising aspirations with Selby primary schools. Selby Big Local is working with the three primary schools in the Big Local area – Selby Community Primary School, Barwic Parade Community Primary School and Selby Abbey C of E Primary School – to deliver, ‘Big Aspirations’, a bespoke, year-long raising aspirations programme for year 6 pupils in our community. Working with Selby…

October 11, 2017

Community chest

Our Small Grants project offers grants of up to £500 form community projects and are available to apply for by local residents or community groups living or based in the Selby Big local area. The application process is rolling and you can apply at any time. The application form and guidance notes are available to download from the links below…

October 9, 2017

Big Local in partnership with Selby Foodbank

Can you help someone who is hungry? Selby Big Local has been working in partnership with Selby and District Foodbank to raise awareness of the services it offers, ensure that those facing food crisis can access support and encourage donations to Foodbank collection points. With support from Big Local, Selby Foodbank has been able to drop leaflets at 3000 homes…

All Selby Big Local projects address one or more of our four vision areas:

Supporting community involvement and participation

“our vision is to see greater community ownership and participation, where people are better connected, contributing to the community and invested in where they live”

Creating opportunities for young people

“our vision is to work with young people to create improved life chances and support them to achieve their ambitions”

Enhancing health and wellbeing

“our vision is for people of all ages living in Selby to feel emotionally and physically well and to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives”

Raising aspirations through employment, skills and training

“our vision is for improved access to a range of training, learning and development opportunities for both young people and adults, so they can take positive steps in achieving their full potential”


Drop us a line for further information, comments or just for a cup of tea.

Personal information provided will be collected and used by Selby Big Local only, to inform people of our activities, and in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.