APPLICANTS to Yorkshire Water’s Community Fund face a delay before finding out if they have been successful in obtaining grants.
The assessment of applications is taking longer than expected due to the high numbers received. The Funding Panel, whose job it is to assess and award grants, is behind schedule and will now be meeting later in October than originally planned.
Applicants may have to wait until November before hearing about/receiving any grant funding.
70 applications have been received applying for amounts ranging from £100 – £5,000. The amount of funding available is only £25,000 this year; yet the demand has been so great, that between them applicants have submitted requests for grants totalling in excess of £190,000!
Of the 70 applications received, 48 are from groups hoping to benefit the South West Holderness area (post codes HU12 8 and HU12 9) with the remaining 22 hoping to benefit the East Hull area.