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Yorkshire Energy Park Community Fund Launched to Support South West Holderness Community

Yorkshire Energy Park Community Fund Launched to Support South West Holderness Community

Tomorrow (Thursday 30th March) Yorkshire Energy Park (YEP) will launch a new £20,000 per year Community Fund, aimed at supporting local community groups and charities operating in South West Holderness.

Administered by longstanding local charity Hull CVS, the fund will make available grants of between £500 to £5,000 to groups operating within the South West Holderness Ward of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The YEP Community Fund will consider applications for projects that:

  • Promote greener living and create better environments, such as community planting projects or nature trails.
  • Inspire people to learn and undertake training, such as free training courses or advice sessions for residents.
  • Improve the local community, such as community events, support for local sport teams or groups or encouraging volunteering.

Community organisations within (or operating within the South Holderness Ward) can apply for the fund using YEP Fund Application from 30th March 2023 until the 30th April 2023. Additional rounds will open later in the year subject to funds still being available.

To mark the launch, Yorkshire Energy Park are inviting interested groups in South West Holderness to a launch event on Thursday 30th March 2023, at 18:30-20:30, at The Hedon Scout Hall, Sheriff Highway, Hedon.

The event provides an opportunity for local groups to meet representatives from Yorkshire Energy Park and Hull CVS to learn more about the fund and to network with other local charitable groups to showcase their projects and the great work that they are doing locally. Hull CVS will also be on hand to offer additional support around governance, volunteering and training. Representatives from Ward and Parish Councillors and funding panel representatives will also be invited.

Project Director of the Yorkshire Energy Park, Andrew Reynolds, said: “We are proud to be part of the local community in South West Holderness. The launch of the Yorkshire Energy Park Community Fund demonstrates our ongoing commitment to that thriving community, while we continue to push forward the development of the Energy Park itself.

“We are excited by the opportunity to help community groups continue their vital work amid ever increasing pressures and challenges. We would encourage local groups to come along to the launch event to learn more about YEP, the Community Fund and how we can work together.”

Matthew Wright, Head of Community Development at Hull CVS said: “This is an exciting opportunity for not for profit groups operating in the South West Holderness area to access funding to support local delivery. I am delighted that we’ll be able to support groups in accessing these funds that improve the environment, offer opportunities to learn and events or activity that bring local people together.”

For further information about the Yorkshire Energy Park Community Fund check out the YEP Fund Guidance.

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