Fund Update

Putting the ‘bee’ in Ashurst Beacon

Rare species of bees have been protected in West Lancashire thanks to a £15,000 grant from the Whitemoss Community Fund. The ‘Places for People and Pollinators’ project has been delivered by Lancashire Wildlife Trust for past two years at the historic Ashurst Beacon and looks to manage the grassland habitat which is particularly valuable for […]

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Funding for Siddick Woodland

Siddick Woodland will undergo a makeover this year thanks to a £3000 grant from Wythegill Community Benefit Fund. The woodland is approximately 25 – 30 years old and accessed from Shore Side in Siddick. The site was used by the mining industry until its closure and has subsequently become a green space for the village. […]

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Funding Boost to Opportunities for Young People in District

Lancashire Youth Challenge (LYC) is celebrating the perfect start to the new year having secured more than £17K in vital investment from Ørsted, the renewable energy company. The money, following a successful application by LYC to Ørsted’s Walney Extension Community Fund, will help secure the employment of staff to deliver a programme, Our Place In […]

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Additional Closing Dates for the Mick George Community Fund

The Mick George Community Fund has changed from two to four application rounds each year. The next closing date is 28 March, but if you miss this date there are other opportunities on 11 July, 26 September and 9 January 2019 to apply also. For full details about the Fund and how to submit an application, […]

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Ørsted announces latest round of grants for community projects around Liverpool Bay

Fifteen local organisations around Liverpool Bay are celebrating the news that they have been awarded grants as part of Ørsted’s Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund. The recipients will each receive a share of the £112,500 windfall available under the fifth round of grants awarded by the Fund. Each year for the expected 25 year lifetime […]

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Ørsted announce winners for the first round of a new “Skills Fund” for coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk

Ørsted, the renewable energy company formerly known as DONG Energy, is delighted to announce that decisions have now been reached on the first round of their new £75,000 Skills Fund. Two deserving organisations share £55,000 for projects that will deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related educational activities. The first award goes to the […]

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First pay-outs to local groups from Hallburn Wind Farm Community Fund

New Christmas lights, IT equipment for local army cadets, replacement windows for a bowling club, equipment for a community play area and support for a youth project are among ten good causes that are the first to benefit from the Hallburn Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund. The first £33,000 in grants from the Community Benefit […]

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Community Fund Awards Second Round of Grants

Seventeen deserving local organisations are celebrating the news that they have been awarded grants from the second round of Ørsted’s East Coast Community Fund. The renewable energy company, formerly known as DONG Energy, has committed to a fund worth £195,000 every six months for the next 20 years as part of its community engagement. The […]

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