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Whitby Potash Mine Foundation To Award Grants

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2:39pm 20th July 2017

Charities and businesses are being encouraged to apply for grants from a foundation by the new Whitby Potash mine. 

The deadline to apply for a grant form the Sirius Minerals Foundation closes on Monday 31 July. The Foundation itself is a community fund and independent charity set up to sped a share of the the revenue from Sirius Minerals' mine near Whitby. 

It will put money back into the community to ensure that local people benefit directly from the success of the mine. 

The Foundation will fund a range of community projects including bursaries, scholarships, environmental initiatives and community building schemes. 

Grants between £500 and £5000 are available in the first round of funding for projects throughout the area. 

Chris Fraser is the Managing Director and CEO at Sirius Minerals, he said:

The Foundation is an integral part of our approach. It has always been important to us that the local area benefits as much as possible. 

The Foundation is an important means to help us achieve that and to provide a lasting legacy for the local community."

Chair of the Foundation, David Archer, added:

“The Foundation represents a unique opportunity. So, if you’ve been wanting to purchase new equipment for your community group, make improvements to your local community buildings or facilities, or undertake an environmental project, for example, then we want you to submit a bid.   

We’re very keen to understand where the community demand is, so we want to see lots of well thought through submissions.”


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