As ‘Yorlocal’ company based in, and operating around, North Yorkshire and the City of York, we take our community responsibilities seriously.

Whether this is investing in low emission vehicles or generating green electricity, our aim is to minimise the impact we have on the environment and the communities we serve.

Investing in the community is also important to us. This could involve opening a new facility which creates jobs for local people, supporting local events through sponsorship, or by providing our services free of charge.

But by far the biggest way we help the community is through our environmental body, Yorventure.

Yorventure distributes, on our behalf, grants to environmental and community projects in the vicinity of our landfill sites. The money for these grants comes through Landfill Tax Credits.

We are very proud that since Yorventure was established in 1997, grants of £17 million have been distributed to projects in Yorwaste’s areas of operation.

Grants provided during 2017/18 included:

Red Tower, York – awarded £49,860

The Red Tower is a Grade 1 listed building & the only brick built tower on York City walls.  The building was an empty shell, which the project has seen refurbished creating a multi-use meeting & events space for the local community & businesses, with kitchen facilities for community café, new toilet & staircase.

Rufforth Parish Council – awarded £4,550

The Council used the funding to enhance Sand Dyke Nature Reserve, improving the green space and encourage biodiversity by replacing trees and adding goat willow to help with water retention.

Skipton Church Institute Cricket Club – awarded £11,983

The cricket square was 100m from the pavilion and part of the outfield was used for rugby.  The funding was used to move the square nearer to the pavilion and rugby can now be played with no overlap onto the outfield.

Lothersdale Parish Council – awarded £42,408

An existing play area was refurbished with old equipment being removed and replaced with new, modern equipment, including for children with disabilities.

WHISH Community Wellbeing Centre, Whitby – awarded £19,965

This flexible multi-use community space was enhanced by provision of interactive equipment and cardio sensory wall, together with computer and new furniture.

For further information please visit the Yorventure website.

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In 2017/18, we provided grants of £666,723 to community and environmental projects in North Yorkshire.

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