Current funding

Supporting and enabling Covid-19 recovery

Sending in your application early is strongly encouraged – if we receive your application form a week or so before the closing date we have time to do a quick initial review and come back to you if we spot anything we think may be an issue at the assessment stage.

We can also get in touch with you if we think your project is not eligible or not a good fit for this funding round and you would then still have time to think about an alternative project that might be better for this funding round.

Grant round details


This round of funding has now closed. The aim of this grant round is to fund projects and activities that are focussed on helping people in our communities to regain their confidence and restart their lives, as the country begins to come out of lockdown. Groups can apply for funding to continue to deliver their existing activities, or to change and adapt to respond to new and future challenges; the Foundation knows that some groups are having to work differently because of the impact of the pandemic.

We are keen to support small, local organisations who may not previously have been funded by the Foundation and fit the eligibility criteria. The Foundation is particularly keen to reach groups who may not have experience in applying for grants and may need help to do so.

This grant round will see the Foundation spend up to £400,000 across Scarborough Borough, the North York Moors National Park and Redcar and Cleveland.

Grants of between £500 and £5000 are available.

Examples of activity that could be funded;

  • Supporting people who have been shielding and/or have lost confidence to go shopping or visit friends.
  • Supporting people affected by the pandemic to improve their physical or mental health, such as enabling them to take part in a sports or physical activity class or a social group that reduces their isolation.
  • Helping people who are out of work as a result of the pandemic to gain new skills, through volunteering or helping them with their CV.

Before applying please read the application criteria, available here.

Application forms for this round can be found here.

If you would like to have a look at the monitoring form that you will be asked to complete at the end of your project please click here. This is for information only at the application stage and should not be sent back with your application form.

Groups are encouraged to contact the Foundation to have an informal chat to discuss their application if they are not sure it fits the criteria for this funding round.

Leah Swain
Chief Executive
Sirius Minerals Foundation

Telephone 07724 832982

Or email

If you need support to develop your project idea or write an application then please get in touch with your local support organisations below.

Scarborough Borough and the North York Moors National Park:

Community Support North Yorkshire – Community First Yorkshire

01904 704177 or

Redcar and Cleveland:

Support - RCVDA

01642 440 571 or

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