YORhub aims to support economic regeneration within the area covered by the YORhub frameworks through its 4 Good Fund. The Fund is part of the frameworks’ integrated management strategy to deliver its core workstreams – employment and skills, social and economic regeneration and environment and sustainability.
What is the 4 Good Fund?
The 4 Good Fund is made up from contributions from YORbuild2 and YORcivil2 framework contractors. During the frameworks’ tender process prospective contractors were required to demonstrate activities and projects they had participated in which brought about social and economic benefit and were evaluated on their responses.
Applying this approach has resulted in frameworks populated by contractors who understand the concepts behind social economic regeneration and can also contribute to the strategies which lead to its successful delivery.
Who can apply?
The YORhub 4 Good Fund has been created to support projects which are of benefit to local communities within the area covered by the YORhub frameworks.
Applications must be sponsored by users of, or contractors appointed to, the YORhub frameworks. To qualify for funding, projects must be located within the communities of organisations using YORhub frameworks. A full list of these organisations is included in the guidance notes document.
Previous recipients from the 4 Good Fund are eligible to submit applications in subsequent application rounds, however these may receive a lower priority with the aim of ensuring that the grant funding is distributed evenly.
What is the maximum grant awarded?
The maximum value that can be applied for is £10,000 per project. Funding can be provided in the form of cash, materials, skilled labour or any combination of the three.
How do I apply?
The 4 Good Fund is open to new applications from 12 noon on 24th April 2019 to 23:59 on 31st May 2019 via the 4 Good Fund application portal. There will only be one round of funding this year.
The projects listed below were awarded up to £10,000 through funding in 2018:
- This is Rotherham TV – Digital media community project
- St Mark’s Church Hall – Frontage improvements
- Skelton Grange Environment Centre – Entrance and event space
- Hunslet Club – Resurfacing multi-use games area
- Cross Green Community Hub – Sustainable gardens
Click on the links below to find out which projects received awards in previous years.
If you require any further information about the 4 Good Fund please contact Stan Brown, YORhub 4 Good Fund Coordinator.