Funding from the Foundation
Sirius Minerals Foundation receives an annual donation from the Woodsmith Mine through Anglo American plc. From April 2021 to May 2022 the Foundation plans to award grants totalling approximately £1.5m against our five charitable objectives which can be found here.
In August 2021 we awarded 36 grants to support and enable Covid-19 recovery. These projects will be delivered over 12 months and are focused on helping people in our communities to get out and about, regain their confidence and restart their lives, as the country begins to come out of lockdown.
In December 2021 we awarded 27 grants to support children and young people to have Time Together. These grants were to organisations working with existing groups of children and young people who had asked them what fun activity they would love to do together after a tough few years. We are pleased to be able to fund a wide range of activities that will leave the children with some lovely memories of having time together with their friends.
Planned grant rounds up until May 2022 include:
- Climate Change open grants round – funding round closed on 6 December and applications are currently being assessed. We anticipate letting applicants know the outcome by the end of February 2022.
- Children’s and Young People Emotional Wellbeing open grant round – funding round open and details below.
- Small Capital and Training Grants open round – funding round open and details below.
- Young and Talented fund – to offer support to children and young people with a demonstrable talent but who have financial constraints that may stop them reaching their full potential. Due to launch in January 2022 and will be open for applications at any time with decisions on grants made monthly.