Ørsted Community Funds
GrantScape is working with Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy) to develop and help manage Community Benefit Funds for their off-shore wind projects in Liverpool Bay, the Irish Sea off the Cumbria coastline and the North Sea off the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk coastline.
Important Covid-19 Update (September 2021)
In June 2020 Ørsted announced temporary changes to the funding criteria in response to the global Covid-19 emergency. Due to the ongoing issues the pandemic is still creating for communities, the criteria changes have been extended for all application closing dates in early 2022.
Applications are encouraged to support communities through to recovery. This is likely to include local groups and organisations who:
• Are looking to provide essential support and services to directly facilitate in the recovery efforts from Covid-19.
• Have lost significant core income over the past few months and request funding to recover quicker financially.
Temporary changes to the funding criteria:
• No match funding will be required for all applications at this time.
• Re-application restrictions have been lifted. Any groups that have previously received a grant, have a live project or have been unsuccessful in the last round may re-apply.
The changes relate to all applications to the closing dates in late 2020, all 2021 closing dates and the early 2022 closing dates only (see specific Fund pages for deadline dates). All other criteria will remain unchanged.
East Coast Community Fund – Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk Coast
Ørsted has committed to a Fund worth £465,000 each year for a 20 year period. The Fund is a commitment by Ørsted to support communities within the coastal areas of its Hornsea and Race Bank Offshore Wind Farms. The areas included are parts of: Boston, East Lindsey, East Riding of Yorkshire, Fenland, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, North East Lincolnshire, North Norfolk, South Holland and West Lindsey.
For further information about the East Coast Community Fund and to check if your project is located within the eligible funding area on our interactive map, please click below:
Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund
Ørsted has committed to a Fund worth £225,000 each year for the lifetime of the Project for projects located within designated parts of Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Liverpool, Sefton, West Lancashire and Wirral.
For more information about the Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund and to check if your project is located within the eligible funding area on our interactive map, please click below:
Walney Extension Community Fund
Ørsted has committed to a Fund worth £600,000 each year for the lifetime of the Project for projects located in designated parts of Barrow, Copeland, Lancaster, South Lakes and Wyre.
For more information about the Walney Extension Community Fund and to check if your project is located within the eligible funding area on our interactive map, please click below:
To view a map showing where grants have been awarded, please click below:
Alternatively, to view complete lists of awarded grants by fund, please click the appropriate button, below:
West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd
Ørsted alongside other organisations, also donates funds to the West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd for the purpose of supporting and developing commercial fishing activities.
For more information about this Fund please visit their website: http://www.westofmorecambe.com/