The village hall at Gate Helmsley has received a grant of more than £14,000 by waste management and recycling company Yorwaste.
A total of £500,000 has been distributed to dozens of environmental and community projects close to landfill sites thanks to Yorventure, a registered environmental body which distributes funds generated through the landfill operations of Yorwaste.
The Gate Helmsley Village Hall has received £14,866 which aims to provide a separate entrance into the rear hall, improve cloakroom facilities and provide disabled access into the hall.
It will enable the hall to achieve its full potential by enabling simultaneous use of both halls and making the facilities accessible to the whole community.
Steve Barker Managing Director of Yorwaste, said: “We are pleased that so many community and environmental projects close to our landfill sites were able to benefit from these grants over the last 12 months.
“Close to £11 million has been awarded to an amazing 677 projects since the fund was first established and we are very proud to have been able to provide support across our operating areas.”
Money for the grants is generated through the Landfill Communities Fund which enables the operators of landfill sites to work with environmental bodies on projects that create significant environmental benefits, jobs and which improve the lives of communities living near landfill sites.
For further information on the work of Yorventure, including details on how to apply, visit www.yorventure.co.uk or contact Community Projects Manager Angela Pease on 01937 848858, email firstname.lastname@example.org.