DONG Energy announces 2nd round of community grants

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 as follows:

  • Affordable Counselling and Caring Emotional Support Services (ACCESS) CIC, Lancaster – £1,200
  • Hospice of St Mary of Furness£44,700
  • CEEP Limited, Stanley’s Youth & Community Centre, Morecambe – £4,800
  • Fleetwood Town FC Community Trust£40,000
  • St John’s Hospice, Lancaster – £10,060
  • Silverdale Village Hall£25,000
  • Sight Advice South Lakes£2,000
  • Grange-over-Sands Soroptimists Park Road Gardens£5,000
  • SafeNet Domestic Abuse and Support Services, Lancaster – £4,500
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability, Walney Community Centre – £33,000
  • West End Impact, Morecambe – £5,000
  • AUTUS Cumbria, Supporting Young People with Autism, Furness – £17,146
  • Ulverston Community Enterprises, Coronation Hall – £39,094
  • Signal Film and Media, Barrow – £18,855

Rachel Cary, DONG Energy’s Lead Stakeholder Relations Advisor, said: “We are delighted to support another set of great community projects through our Walney Extension Community Benefit Fund. Our expert steering panel, made up of local public and voluntary sector representatives, have chosen a fantastic range of projects that will help local people and groups from those struggling to find work or housing, those with Autism Spectrum Conditions to victims of domestic abuse. It will provide funding to improve community facilities such as village halls and community centres and enable local charities to recruit and train additional staff. The funding will also help local hospices improve their facilities and provide patients with additional support and treatment. We look forward to seeing more applications from local community projects in the third round of the fund, which closes this July.”

The Fund is made possible by DONG Energy which is developing the Walney Extension offshore wind farm off the Walney Island coast in Cumbria. Each year, approximately £600,000 is made available for community projects for the expected 25 year lifetime of the wind farm.

The third round of applications is now open and the closing date is 17 July 2017. For full details about the Fund and how to apply, please click here