Awards, Grants, Donations
On this page we post information about the various awards, grants, donations and accreditations we have earned as an organisation. Also we’ll tell you about the partners and associates that we work with on a regular basis.
In the past few years we have been grant aided by North Yorkshire Police (twice), Yorventure, the Selby Eastern Area (CEF) Community Engagement Forum (twice), Linden Homes (four times) and Yorkshire Bank. We have also worked closely with Key Fund Yorkshire and received several donations from the Shepherd Group and the Drax Group and regular donations from many of our users through our in-centre collection boxes, LocalGiving and easyfundraising. We are also grateful to Selby DC for full statutory and discretionary rate relief.
In the past 3 years we have received grants of £3,572 from the Big Lottery Awards For All Fund towards the purchase of a portable PA system and a portable audio system to assist people with a hearing disability, £10,000 from the People's Postcode Trust to help refurbish our outdoor play surfaces, £640 from Superfast North Yorkshire towards IT equipment and donations of £624.31 from the York Guild of Building for outdoor benches. Recently we have received a donation of £250 from Drax Power, a donation of £500 from Danial Gath Homes, a grant of £500 from the Norman Collinson Foundation and a grant of £3,250 from the Headley Foundation towards our current fund raising for changing facilities for adults and older children with disabilities.
In October 2015, for the fourth time in fifteen years, Riccall Regen 2000 Ltd was awarded a Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award. Presented annually to organisations who are seen to be making a very real difference to the communities they serve, the award, which lasts for five years, was presented to our Centre Manager, Justine Hodgson, by HRH The Duke of York at a ceremony at Huddersfield University in May 2016. In October 2016 the Regen Centre hosted the award winners' conference and received glowing praise for our facilities and food! We shall be hosting the 2017 conference this autumn.
In June 2017 we negotiated a £50,000 blended funding package from Key Fund and Power2Change. This money will be used to pay for the re-furbishment of most of the interior of the Centre over the next few months. In July 2017 we were awarded £1,000 by Persimmon Homes as part of its Community Champions scheme; in October 2017 we received a grant of £2,000 from the YBS Charitable Foundation and a grant of £250 from the Warburtons Foundation; in November 2017 we were offered a grant of £1,791.32 from the Coop Local Community Fund and a grant of £4,000 from the Tesco Bags for Help scheme; in January 2018 we received a grant of £2,000 from the Gannett Foundation; in April 2018 we received a grant of £2,500 from the Screwfix Foundation; in July 2018 we were given a grant of £2,000 from the Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation. All eight pots of money were used to help fund our Changing Places and automatic front doors project.
In June 2018, we received a donation of £100 from Danial Gath Homes towards our new fund-raising initiative - £11,300 to renew the safety surface under our children's outdoor play equipment. In July 2018, we received £250 from the Shepherd Group and, in September 2018, £250 from Drax and £7,000 from Awards For All, towards the same fund-raising initiative. In January 2020, the WH Smith Trust awarded us £200 towards our fund raising efforts.