Ørsted Announces Round Four of the “Skills Fund” for Coastal Areas of Lancashire and Cumbria

Ørsted Announces Round Four of the “Skills Fund” for Coastal Areas of Lancashire and Cumbria

Ørsted is delighted to announce that Round Four of the Skills Fund is now open to applications. £50,000 will be available again through an open application process to experienced organisations that can develop and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related training or education courses, a one-off event, or a programme of targeted events.

The full £50,000 may be awarded to one organisation or split between a number of groups that apply. The minimum grant organisations can apply for is £10,000, and the closing date for applications is Wednesday, 6 May 2020.

Imran Nawaz, Ørsted’s Stakeholder Advisor and Community Benefit Manager at Ørsted UK, said: “We are really looking forward to seeing what exciting and innovate ideas for STEM projects will come forward this year. The Fund is part of an annual £100,000 pledge to help to improve local skills and employment opportunities within the region, which itself makes up just part of Ørsted’s overall annual funding commitment for the local community.”

Ørsted owns and operates the new offshore wind farm off the Walney Island coast in Cumbria. Each year, approximately £600,000 is available for skills and community projects for the expected 25-year lifetime of the wind farm.

For further information about the Skills Fund, to see details of the projects awarded grants in the previous three rounds, and to find out how to apply, please click here