Welcome to the Sirius Minerals Foundation

The Foundation, 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 education and skills training to improving local facilities or environmental initiatives and community asset projects.


The Foundation is recruiting a Grants and Programmes Manager. The role will support the Chief Executive to develop and implement the charity’s grant-making programmes, processes and policies. The role holder will research local needs, explore options for addressing issues, shape and deliver open grant rounds and other programmes of work. This role will seek to understand the local voluntary sector, work collaboratively with wider stakeholders to shape a well thought out role for the Foundation and ensure our funding decisions are evidence-based and advance the Foundation’s charitable objectives.

A Candidate Recruitment Pack including information on how to apply can be downloaded here.

The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 29 November and interviews will be held on Monday 13th December.

If you would like a conversation about the role or have queries please contact Leah Swain on 07724 832982 or leah.swain@siriusmineralsfoundation.co.uk.

The Sirius Minerals Foundation is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
Charity number: 1163127

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: Resolution House, Lake View, Scarborough YO11 3ZB.

At the Sirius Minerals Foundation, we only deal with issues related to grant-making. Please contact the Company directly in relation to any information on Woodsmith Mine itself or on its owner, Anglo American Plc.

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