Current Funding

The trustees are currently determining what the 2019 funding priority will be. Please check our website regularly for updates.

Previous Round

Our last funding programme has now closed. It focused on increasing or developing skills in the local area. We sought applicants for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 from organisations promoting skills projects.

The initiatives were to serve communities along the Yorkshire and Teesside coast, from Scarborough and Whitby to East Cleveland and Redcar. In line with two of our charitable objectives, bids were considered that advanced education, including supporting projects and training that benefit people by enhancing their skills. They could also have potentially funded projects that help gain skills for those currently out of work.

The closing date for receipt of applications was 5pm on 3 September 2018.


We have previously sought ideas from people and organisations that have ideas on where The Foundation’s grants and programmes could be best utilised. We are happy to continue to hear these ideas to inform our future decision making.

If you would like to get in touch ahead of future funding rounds then please email

However, please note that the board will only consider grant requests as part of future funding rounds which will be published here on the website. Aside from exceptional circumstances, and due to The Foundation currently only operating with volunteers, speculative funding applications are unlikely to receive a reply.

Sirius Minerals Foundation

Sirius Minerals Foundation is a Limited Company registered in England - registration number: 08087609.

Registered as a charity in England - registration number: 1163127. Registered office: 3rd Floor, Greener House, 68 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4RF

The Sirius Minerals Foundation receives its funding from Sirius Minerals Plc. At the Sirius Minerals Foundation, we only deal with issues related to grant-making. Please contact Sirius Minerals Plc directly in relation to the company information.

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