The Sirius Minerals Foundation has been set up by Sirius Minerals Plc as an independent charity to leave a lasting legacy to the boroughs of Scarborough, Redcar and the North York Moors National Park.
It has been established to distribute funds to local community projects, which can range from bursaries, scholarships or skills training to improving public spaces and facilities, environmental initiatives and community building projects.
The Foundation is primarily funded by Sirius Minerals Plc which provided an initial start-up fund of £2 million to The Foundation in 2017. This followed the commencement of construction at Sirius’ Woodsmith Mine near Whitby, North Yorkshire.
The Company made a binding commitment to The Foundation in 2013 when it signed a contract to share 0.5 per cent of revenue from Woodsmith Mine for 100 years.
The Foundation’s first awards were made in December 2017. This website provides more information on our approach, the area of benefit and our current priorities.
The Sirius Minerals Foundation is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Charity number: 1163127