Yorkshire Water have committed £50,000 to the fund which will be spent on community projects over the next two years.
Full information on the criteria for making an application, and the type of projects that can be supported, will be available soon. The following covers some key issues about the fund:
Applications will be accepted from organisations aiming to provide benefits in the following postal code areas only:
- HU9 5##
- HU9 4##
- HU12 8##
- HU12 9##
- HU11 4##
The above areas experienced the worst of the odours from the Treatment Works in the past, as testified by the levels of complaints from each.
Grants will be available for amounts between £100 and £5,000 (although only exceptional projects are likely to get the full amount). Eligible projects need to demonstrate that they can improve people’s lives in order to be successful.
Seventeen expressions of interest in applying for funding have already been received by Yorkshire Water since May. Application Forms and other guidance material will be sent out over the next few days to those that are eligible.
A deadline date for the return of Application Forms will be set for the end of July. Applicants will know whether they have been successful by mid-September 2012.
If you are part of a local organisation or know of one that you think may benefit from the funding, please contact Dafydd Williams of Yorkshire Water at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Tel: 01274 692817 to ask for an Application Form.