The Sirius Minerals Foundation is an independent charity that was set up by Sirius Minerals Plc to leave a lasting legacy to the boroughs of Scarborough, Redcar and the North York Moors National Park.
It 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 it was awarded in 2017 by Sirius Minerals Plc, which provided the monies following the commencement of construction of the Woodsmith Mine near Whitby, North Yorkshire.
Longer term, the Foundation is due to share a 0.5 per cent revenue royalty when polyhalite production begins at 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