Innovation Fund award winners….

We are delighted to announce that have just been advised that we have been successfully in a bid for funding from The Duke of York’s Community Initiative, Innovation Fund for 2014.

The purpose of the fund is to promote innovation and the sharing of ideas between community groups and local charities across the Yorkshire Region. The fund is open to groups who have received awards during the last three year.

We applied earlier in the year for specific funding to help enhance our water search and rescue capabilities in support of the local community. This was as a result of reviewing the nature of our incidents over the last 18 months and seeing an increasing trend of incidents in and around water.

The resulting award along with a recent donation from Touchdown Offices will allow us to significantly enhance our capabilities in water margin searches, swift water and flood water rescues.

One of the team will be attending the 2014 awards ceremony next week to collect the award.