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Great news, we have a grant!

We’re delighted to share some superb news with you

Yorkshire Swim Works have been awarded a £10,000 grant to help us to become social-investment ready!

This has been made possible through the incredible Local Access Programme for the Bradford District run by Impact Hub Bradford and administered by Leeds Community Foundation.

We feel a huge step closer to achieving the dream of building an incredible outdoor swimming experience and future cultural asset for our wonderful region.

The grant will support our core working group to deliver the following over the next 6 months

  • site search & light touch analysis
  • light touch community and stakeholder engagement
  • early stage concept designs
  • development of a flexible business plan

Project update

Since our ‘mission to find a site’ started last Autumn, we have identified a few options through our engagement with Bradford and Calderdale Councils. Yorkshire Swim Works supporters have also come forward with some great ideas too.

Several amazing volunteers have offered their skills with specialisms across geotechnicals, civil engineering, water infrastructure, travel planning and environmental sustainability. We are very fortunate, and can’t thank these wonderful people enough!

We’re also very grateful to Participate Projects @ParticipateProjects who are continuing to support our project. They’re helping us to unlock further grant funding, and searching for pro-bono Planning & Heritage consultants and Quantity Surveyors to boost our core working group.