Walney Extension Community Fund
Communities off the Cumbria and Lancashire coast (please see map)
Total Grants Available:
£600,000 approximately per year (£100,000 of this is ring-fenced for a ‘Skills Fund’)
Fund Provided by:
The Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm
In October 2015 Ørsted (Formerly DONG Energy) decided to construct an extension to the operational Walney offshore wind farm. The extension will be located in the Irish Sea, around 19km WSW off the Walney Island coast in Cumbria. To find out more about the project development itself, please click here
Ørsted has committed to a Fund worth approximately £600,000 a year for the lifetime of the Project. £100,000 of the fund each year is ring fenced for a Skills Fund – please click here for more information.
Following a detailed community consultation process, the Walney Extension Community Fund is now open to applications.
There are two funding rounds each year. The next application closing date is detailed below. Late applications submitted after the closing date will be processed in the following round (approximately six months later).
Please Note: GrantScape are upgrading their application system, this will be available later this year. Please check back here three months before the next closing date, to be forwarded to the new Application Form. Please DO NOT complete an application before this time.
To find out which organisations were previously awarded grants, please click below:
To be eligible to apply for a grant your project must be located, and for the benefit of communities, within the funding area. (Please note the area of benefit also includes the coastal tidal zones directly in line with the onshore areas).
If you have questions about whether your project is located in the Walney Extension Community Fund eligible area please call the GrantScape team. We would much rather we confirm this before you spend time completing your application to find out later your project is not eligible.
Please click on the map image below. It will open up an interactive map within which you can enter your postcode and zoom in to identify if your project is located in the area of benefit. If your location appears within any of the coloured shaded areas of the map, it is located within the funding area.
Grants from £500 up to £50,000 are available. Now you have checked the map and are confident your project is located within the area of benefit, please read the Full Criteria carefully to make sure your project is eligible.
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/