Welcome to the Sirius Minerals Foundation
The Foundation, which is now an independent charity, was set up by the Sirius Minerals team in 2013 to leave a positive legacy from the Woodsmith Mine to the boroughs of Scarborough, Redcar and the North York Moors National Park.
Anglo American plc completed a takeover of Sirius Minerals in March 2020 and has pledged its support for the Foundation. It committed to provide an additional £4 million in advance of future revenues being received from the Woodsmith Mine.
The Foundation has been established to distribute funds to local community projects, which can range from bursaries, scholarships or skills training to improving public spaces and facilities, environmental initiatives and community building projects.
The Foundation is currently utilising £2 million that it was given in 2017 by Sirius Minerals Plc following the commencement of construction of the Woodsmith Mine and a further £1 million provided by Anglo American in March 2020 when it completed its takeover of Sirius.
Anglo American has committed to providing a further £3 million over the next three years. Longer term, the Foundation is due to share a 0.5 per cent revenue royalty when polyhalite production begins at the Woodsmith Mine.
The Foundation’s first awards were made in December 2017 and it continues to run annual funding campaigns utilising the initial start-up funds.
The Sirius Minerals Foundation is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
Charity number: 1163127