OVER SIXTY APPLICATIONS from across South West Holderness and East Hull have been received by Yorkshire Water to its new Community Fund. The closing date for the first round was on September 14th 2012.
The £50,000 funding stream was set up by Yorkshire Water to say ‘sorry’ to customers for years of foul odour problems emanating from the Saltend-based Waste Water Treatment Works. Up to £25,000 is available to spend in the first year.
A total of 67 applications will now be assessed by an Awards Panel consisting mainly of local Ward and Parish Councillors. The Panel meets on Monday 8th October 2012 to make its decisions.
Applicants are likely to find out whether their bids have been successful or not by the end of October.
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