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Free lockdown activities on new website

A video still from a tutorial of making your own stop motion animation North Yorkshire charity Rural Arts today launches a new website to support people to stay happy and healthy at home through the third lockdown.

The website is part of its project North Yorkshire Together, run in conjunction with North Yorkshire Sport and North Yorkshire Youth, which since November has delivered over 2,000 physical resource packs across the county, and reached over 3,000 people online via their free digital programme of activities.

The new website – – is a one-stop-shop for all the resources offered by Rural Arts, North Yorkshire Sport, and North Yorkshire Youth. This includes over 20 video workshops to follow along at home, downloadable activity sheets for health and wellbeing, and easy-to-find updates on the organisations’ online events and other projects.

“This third lockdown has hit hard for a lot of us, and we want communities across North Yorkshire to know that we’re still there for them,’ says Max May, CEO of Rural Arts. “We hope that our new North Yorkshire Together website will make it easier to find the right resources for you. Just click the Contact Us button if there’s anything you need – or if you want to share your feedback!’

All resources on the website are completely free, and available 24 hours a day. As the website grows, there will also be unique resources and offers available only on the new site.

Rural Arts’ Digital Community and Content Coordinator, Eve Sheridan, explains: “a key aim of North Yorkshire Together is to bring lots of resources together, so audiences don’t have to go searching for them. But we also wanted to provide something a little special that’s just on this site. As charities, we wouldn’t be here without our communities supporting us. This is our way of saying thank you.”

North Yorkshire Together is funded by the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund.

You can visit the new website at, and find out more about Rural Arts at