Environmental and Management Solutions Limited (EMS Ltd) in Hull has been awarded a funding boost of £5,000 through the Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards to recognise the important role it plays in the local community.
Yorkshire Bank announced the substantial donations to voluntary groups at an awards ceremony in Leeds on 22 June 2016 to recognise the charities and not for profit organisations which are going the extra mile.
Fifteen community groups across England were selected to share funding of £75,000 to make a real difference in their local area including EMS Ltd in Hull.
EMS Ltd is an independent charity working with residents, community groups and local businesses to alleviate food and fuel poverty. The organisation was awarded £5,000 to develop an unused green space into nine community allotment plots for single people or families to manage.
Now in its fourth year, the awards programme aims to recognise charities and not for profit organisations for the invaluable contributions they make to their local communities. Groups were invited to enter the awards programme under one of three categories; projects which help people to have a healthy relationship with money, projects which help people to improve their local environment and projects which help people into employment.
Debbie Crosbie, Chief Operating Officer at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks and Chair of the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation, said: “Yorkshire Bank’s Spirit of the Community Awards aim to recognise and support the vital contribution that voluntary and charitable projects make to their local communities. This is our opportunity to say thank you to the incredible community groups across England for the inspiring work they undertake.
“All of the successful organisations are extremely deserving winners which have been recognised for their role in their local communities with these awards from Yorkshire Bank.”
Jan Boyd, Founder and CEO of Environmental and Management Solutions Limited, added: “I am very proud to accept this award on behalf of EMS Ltd. Winning the award means we can now put extra resources into developing another community allotment site so residents can grow healthy, organic food, and make new friends right on their doorsteps. The award also recognises the hard work of the EMS team and our tireless volunteers as we continue our fight to alleviate food and fuel poverty.”