22 May 2024

Yorkshire Energy Park relaunches £20,000 community fund

Yorkshire Energy Park (YEP) has relaunched its £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 again make available grants of between £500 and £5,000 to groups operating within the South West Holderness Ward of East Riding 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 operating within the South West Holderness Ward can apply for the first round of funding until May 10, 2024. Additional rounds may open later in the year subject to funds still being available.

A well-attended launch event was held on Wednesday, April 10, at Paull Village Hall where local groups heard about the impact of funding on previous benefactors and received information and support for applying to the 2024 fund.

Jo Barnes, director of Yorkshire Energy Park and MD of local business Sewell Group, said: “We are proud to be part of the local community in South West Holderness.

“The return of the Yorkshire Energy Park Community Fund demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our local community, while we continue to push forward the development itself.

“After the successes of last year’s fund, we are excited by the opportunity to offer financial support again to community groups so they can continue their vital work amid ever increasing pressures and challenges.”

Helen Grimwood, chief executive at Hull CVS said: “Charities and voluntary groups continue to make a huge difference to local people in the South West Holderness area and it is great to work in partnership with Yorkshire Energy Park in getting vital funds to these groups.

“The funding last year supported organisations in improving the environment, offering opportunities to learn and supporting events or activity that brought local people together – and will be the key themes for this funding round. Managing this grant on behalf of Yorkshire Energy Park means that Hull CVS can also provide additional support and guidance on governance and other areas, to groups who apply.”

For more information and to apply to the fund, visit hullcvs.org.uk/yorkshire-energy-park-fund