A charitable foundation set up by the firm behind a polyhalite mine project in the North York Moors is giving away £200,000 to community causes.

The Woodsmith Foundation has its latest round of funding with grants of between £500 to £10,000 available to support a range of projects, including purchasing sports kit, refurbishing facilities, launching projects and community activities.

The Community Grants funding round shuts on November 21 and applications are open to anyone based in Redcar and Cleveland Borough, Scarborough Borough and the North York Moors National Park.

Gemme Sciré of the Woodsmith Foundation said: “We know how important modest amounts of funding can be for getting local projects up and running so are pleased to be able to relaunch our Community Grants funding round.

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“We love assessing this grant round and reading about all the great ideas and ambitions communities and organisations have.

“It’s a great opportunity to take action on climate change, set up a new activity, buy equipment, improve your local environment or deliver a project to support the health and wellbeing of local people.”

The Woodsmith Foundation has supported community projects to the tune of over £2million since 2017.

Anglo American pledged a £4m funding package when it acquired the Woodsmith Project in March 2020.

Longer term, it will be funded by percentage of mine revenue, which is expected to amount to several million pounds per year.

Apply for funding via the Foundation website and for further information on applying contact Gemma Sciré on 07510 567 365 or grants@woodsmithfoundation.org.uk

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