Yorhub 4 Good fund now open

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Beverley and Driffield area community groups across Yorkshire and the Humber are now invited to submit applications for funding of up to £5,000 for their community projects from the YORhub 4 Good Fund.

The 4 Good Fund is one of YORhub’s delivery vehicles for social and economic regeneration in the communities of public sector organisations using its frameworks. To qualify for funding, projects must be sustainable, locally sourced, engage small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and encourage self-sufficiency, empowerment and sustainability. The YORhub 4 Good Fund is only open to applications sponsored by users of the YORbuild and YORcivil construction frameworks. For a full list of potential sponsor organisations please see the application pack.

The deadline for return of applications to the fund is Wednesday 30 April 2014.

Following this deadline, the 4 Good Fund Panel will evaluate all bids against set criteria that reflects the framework’s strategic themes - efficiency, employment and skills, social and economic regeneration, environment and sustainability and local supply chain engagement. Bids will be assessed by the 4 Good Fund panel in June and applicants will be advised of the outcome. It is anticipated that the next round of bids will be in March/April 2015, with further rounds to follow at yearly intervals.

To apply to the fund, applicants should download an application pack from the YORhub website at http://www.yorhub.com/what-we-do/economic-regeneration/. The pack includes guidance notes on completing and submitting the application. All applications should be returned to the address stated no later than Wednesday 30 April.

Fergus Aitken, YORbuild Framework Programme Manager and chair of the 4 Good Fund Panel, commented, “We are delighted to be able to support economic regeneration in local communities through the 4 Good Fund and would like to extend our thanks to the frameworks contractors for their generous contributions to the fund.”

Keith Gilson, 4 Good Fund Panel member and Commercial Director of YORbuild Framework Contractor Geo Houlton & Sons Ltd commented, “Social and Economic regeneration is at the heart of the YOR frameworks and we are extremely pleased to make a real difference through our support of the 4 Good Fund.”

Jayne Nendick, project manager at Shores Homecare Patchwork Project based in Withernsea, one of the projects which received backing from the Fund in 2013 to purchase a new larger greenhouse, commented, “Thanks to the funding received we’ve tripled space available and taken the project to the next level by making it accessible and open to all.”

For all enquiries about the YORhub 4 Good Fund please contact Tina-Louise Phillips at tina-louise.phillips@eastriding.gov.uk
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