DONG Energy announces latest round of grants for the community

DONG Energy announces latest round of grants for the community

Sixteen 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 three of the Fund which launched in 2016.

The full list of organisations awarded grants are as follows:

  • Eagland Hill Old School Room Community Centre – £6,001
  • URPotential CIC, Cleveleys Youth & Community Hub – £70,000
  • Proper Community Media, Community Radio for Lancaster & Morecambe – £4,880
  • Duddon Sports Junior Association Football Club – £3,550
  • ARC (Active Recovery Community), Barrow – £4,900
  • Lancashire Youth Challenge, Lancaster & Morecambe – £17,464
  • The Barrow & Districts Society for the Blind – £10,000
  • Love Barrow Families CIC – £13,000
  • Ford Park Community Group, Ulverston – £17,026
  • Lancaster & District Samaritan School Team – £1,680
  • Barrow Raiders Rugby League Youth Development Programme – £5,000
  • CancerCare, Barrow – £25,000
  • Shackles Off Youth Project, Copeland – £6,000
  • Cumbria Wildlife Trust, South Walney Nature Reserve – £23,000
  • The Well Communities CIC, Morecambe & Lancaster – £30,000
  • Cumbria CVS, Furness Future Leaders’ Academy – £19,000

Humphrey Laidlaw, DONG Energy’s Policy Analyst, said: “We’re delighted to announce the latest round of successful applicants and to help support the positive impact that these groups and organisations have in the local community. DONG Energy is passionate about the region and we’re very proud of the strong relationships that Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm has formed in the local community. This community fund gives us a real opportunity to make a difference and will continue to do so for the lifetime of the project.”

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 will be made available for community projects for the expected 25-year lifetime of the wind farm.

The sixteen groups above join a list of 27 other community groups that have already benefitted from the Fund since it began, please click here to view the full list.

The fourth round of applications is now open and the next closing date is 24 January 2018. For full details about the Fund and how to apply, please click here