Economic Regeneration – 4 Good Fund

YORhub aims to support economic regeneration across the Yorkshire and Humber region 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?

4 Good Fund Flyer

The 4 Good Fund pot is made up from contributions from YORbuild2 and YORcivil frameworks’ contractors. During the frameworks tender process prospective contractors were required to demonstrate activities and projects they’d 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.

Projects

The projects listed below, all based across the Yorkshire and Humber region, were awarded up to £10,000 through the latest round of funding in May 2017.

  • Canopy Housing Project – refurbishment of properties providing employment and training opportunities
  • Community Action to Change Harehills – improved charity facilities
  • Blackburn Rotherham Youth Club - woodland trail and outdoor space improvements
  • Kirklees Citizens advice and law centre – creation of training room for volunteers
  • Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership – ‘Heritage on the High Street’ project
  • Cleveland Mountain Rescue Centre – rebuild garage and maintenance area of Mountain Rescue Centre
  • Reach South Sheffield – ‘Support to Success’ project
  • The Park, Kilnwick – creation of community outdoor space and park area
  • Sacred Heart Church – refurbishment project
  • Wetwang Parish Council – ‘Accessible Wetwang’

Click on the links below to find out which projects received awards in previous years:

Projects funded in 2016

Projects funded in 2015

Projects funded in 2014

Projects funded in 2013

Who can apply?

The YORhub 4 Good Fund has been created to support projects which are of benefit to local communities within the Yorkshire and Humber area. Applications must be sponsored by users of, or contractors appointed to, the YOR frameworks. To qualify for funding, projects must be located within the communities of organisations using YOR frameworks. A full list of these organisations is included in the guidance notes document.

Previous recipients from the 4 Good Fund are still 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.

Applications must be for projects within the area covered by the YOR frameworks, YORbuild2, YORcivil and YORconsult.

What is the maximum grant awarded?

The maximum amount that can be applied for is £10,000 per project. Only 1 application can be made per project per year.

How do I apply?

Please email Philip Henderson, YORhub Performance, Benchmarking and 4 Good Fund Coordinator, for an application pack.

The 4 Good Fund Panel

The 4 Good Fund Panel is the scrutiny and approval body which evaluates all applications to the 4 Good Fund and works to agreed terms of reference. The Panel includes contractors appointed to the YORbuild2 and YORcivil frameworks.

Contractors represented on the YORhub 4 Good Fund Panel in 2017 are:

  • Debbie Atkinson – Clugston
  • Alistair Gill – Esh
  • Martin Armitage – Galliford Try
  • Glenn Smurthwaite – PBS Construction
  • Victoria Rand – Tarmac
  • Jason Hallas – Willmott Dixon

Further Information

If you require any further information about the 4 Good Fund please contact Philip Henderson, YORhub Performance, Benchmarking and 4 Good Fund Coordinator.

Economic Regeneration – 4 Good Fund