Botton Village (North Yorkshire)

Botton Village is managed by the Camphill Village Trust, a national charity providing both supported living and day support opportunities to people with learning and other disabilities. Botton Village is rurally located on the North York Moors. The village has a number of residents living on site and provides day placements for those people choosing to live within their own homes but wish to access workshops and social farming opportunities on a daily basis. The nearest neighbouring villages of Castleton and Danby have a total population of around 2,000 people. Botton Village Community and the individuals it supports are dependent on cash, and as a forward-thinking provider of social care, Camphill Village Trust is keen to empower people to become more financially independent, improve self-responsibility, independence and budgeting skills which is far easier to achieve when people have access to their own cash. At the same time, this type of resource should also help support the wider neighbouring communities where access to digital banking facilities is limited. 

A new Post Office which can support basic banking transactions.  In the village shop at Botton there is now a Post Office service, which can support basic banking services such as cash withdrawal and cash and cheque deposits. You can also pay bills here, whether by cash or other means, and small businesses can order and collect floats. You can use this service regardless of who you bank with – for a full list of participating banks click here Opening hours are 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

ATM. There is now a free to use ATM in Botton Village. No need to pay to get access to your own money. This service is open for local residents and the wider community.

Support to get online banking, and work digitally. We know that not everyone finds digital banking easy or straightforward. We are offering practical support to help you get online. No question is a stupid question!  The community will be running monthly events – see here for more details

Guide to what your bank can offer you.  The banks offer a wide range of services that most people don’t know about. In fact, as we’ve set up these pilots, we had requests for a lot of services – and found that many are already offered. We’ve written a short guide to these services, and how they can help you.