Fund Update

DONG Energy announces 2nd round of community grants

Fourteen deserving organisations are celebrating the news that they have been awarded grants as part of DONG Energy’s Walney Extension Community Fund. The lucky groups will each receive a share of the just over £250,000 windfall available under round two of the Fund, which launched last year. The full list of organisations awarded grants are […]

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Pioneering Burbo Bank Extension offshore windfarm opens today

Burbo Bank Extension, a new offshore windfarm capable of meeting the electricity demand of well over 230,000 homes, will be officially opened at a ceremony in Liverpool today. The wind farm is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50%) and its partners PKA (25%) and KIRKBI A/S, parent company of the LEGO Group (25%). It […]

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Eagland Hill Scoops £5,000 Windfall

The community of Eagland Hill is celebrating scooping just less than £5,000 from the Orchard End Community Benefit Fund. What a great start to 2017 for this small rural community! The windfall of £4,828 has been split between three projects which will see the hamlet decked with bunting during the summer social events, the Old […]

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Residents at Wold Court in Wrawby successfully secured a £1,000 grant to purchase digital equipment

The  resident group applied for the funding from Brigg Biomass Plant Community Fund, managed by independent, national environmental grant-making charity, GrantScape. With the money, 11 tablet devices were purchased to be used by all the residents living in and around at Wold Court retirement scheme. They decided on tablets to help overcome the issues of […]

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DONG Energy Allocates First Walney Extension Skills Fund

DONG Energy has revealed details of its Walney Extension community skills fund which will invest £100,000 a year for the next 25 years into equipping people to work in engineering industries in the coastal areas of Lancashire and Cumbria. The money has been made available as part of the Walney Extension Community Fund in support of […]

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£9,000 awarded to local community projects

Seven highly deserving local projects are celebrating being awarded a share of over £9,000 in grant support through the Ysgellog Community Benefit Fund. The largest award went to Sir Thomas Jones High School in Amlwch who have been awarded £2,000 to improve the outdoor space for pupils. Plans are to create a sheltered eating area […]

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 A Centre Fit For The Community

Thanks to The Whitemoss Community Fund, The Civic now has brand new facilities for its users. The Civic was awarded £14,597 from The Fund which has been used to completely refurbish the toilet facilities. The Civic has over 400 people through its doors every week and the previous facilities had not changed since the 60’s!  […]

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Mermaid Trail designers announced – but winning designs remain under wraps until statues are revealed

The results are in – we have the winning designs for Wirral’s new Mermaid Trail! The Trail will be placed at strategic locations in New Brighton, inspired by and celebrating the resort’s history, heritage, and its links with the mythical ‘Black Rock Mermaid’, who was said to have appeared to a local sailor in New […]

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Council Wins Bees Needs Award

Staff at West Lancashire Borough Council are buzzing over an award they have won for work to help bees. The Council’s Countryside Ranger Service and volunteers have been working closely with Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Plan Bee Project to improve habitats for wild bees and other pollinators at Beacon Country Park. The Plan Bee project is […]

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New East Coast Community Fund to provide £9.3m boost for coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk

A new fund launched by DONG Energy will make available up to £9.3 million for community and environmental projects in coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk. The East Coast Community Fund is part of the community engagement programme for DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project One and Race Bank offshore wind farms, which are located […]

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