YORbuild 4 Good Fund now open for applications
Local community groups across Yorkshire and the Humber are now invited to submit applications for funding of up to £5,000 for their community projects from the YORbuild Framework 4 Good Fund.
The YORbuild 4 Good Fund is one of the framework’s delivery vehicles for social and economic regeneration in the communities of framework users. To qualify for funding, projects must be sustainable, locally sourced, engage small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and encourage self-sufficiency, empowerment and sustainability. The YORbuild 4 Good Fund is only open to applications sponsored by users of the YORbuild construction framework, although they can apply on behalf of other associated organisations.
The deadline for the first round of applications to the fund is 12 April 2012.
Following the deadline, the YORbuild 4 Good Fund Panel will evaluate all bids against an agreed framework that reflects the framework’s strategic themes – efficiency, employment and skills, social and economic regeneration, environment and sustainability and local supply chain engagement. Projects meeting these requirements will be recommended to the YORhub Board for their final decision on 26 April 2013 and applicants will be notified whether their application has been successful within the following fortnight. It is anticipated that the next round of bids will be in January 2014, with further rounds to follow at yearly intervals.
To apply to the fund, applicants should download an application pack from the YORhub website at http://www.yorhub.com/what-we-do/economic-regeneration/. The pack includes guidance notes on completing and submitting the application. All applications should be returned to the address stated no later than Friday 12 April.
Fergus Aitken, YORbuild Framework Programme Manager, commented, “We are delighted to be able to support economic regeneration in local communities by launching the 4 Good Fund and would like to extend our thanks to the YORbuild Contractors for their generous donations into the fund”
Keith Gilson of YORbuild Framework Contractors Houlton commented, “Social and Economic regeneration is at the heart of YORbuild and we are extremely pleased to make a real difference through our support of the 4 Good Fund.“
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