The Sirius Minerals Foundation has been set up to support local community projects. These can range from bursaries, scholarships or skills training to improving public spaces and facilities, environmental initiatives and community building projects.
The Foundation is currently funded by Sirius Minerals Plc and will initially support communities closest to Sirius’ constructions sites at Woodsmith Mine near Whitby in North Yorkshire and its other infrastructure along the route of the mineral transport system and in Teesside.
Sirius Minerals Plc has provided an initial start-up fund of £2 million to the Foundation. The Company has also made a lasting commitment to the Foundation – it will contribute 0.5 per cent of revenue from Woodsmith Mine for a minimum of 100 years.
The Foundation’s first funding programme was announced in May 2017 and awards were made in December 2017. Please look through our website for information on our approach, area of benefit and our priorities.
The Sirius Minerals Foundation is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Charity number: 1163127