Yorkshire Energy Park launch new community fund

Yorkshire Energy Park (YEP) has launched 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 East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The Yorkshire Energy Park 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) could apply for the first round of funding from 30th March 2023 until the 30th April 2023. Additional rounds will open later in the year subject to funds still being available.

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.”

The application window is closed at the moment and grants for 2023 have already been awarded. We’ll announce new dates for applications soon.