Fourteen Projects Awarded Funding through Ørsted’s East Coast Community Fund

Fourteen Projects Awarded Funding through Ørsted’s East Coast Community Fund

Fourteen organisations are celebrating the news that they have been awarded grants as part of the latest round of funding from Ørsted’s East Coast Community Fund.

The latest awards take the total number of projects supported to 145, with total funds awarded now standing at over £2.5 million since the Fund launched in 2016.

The East Coast Community Fund is part of the community engagement programme for Ørsted’s Hornsea and Race Bank offshore wind farms. Each year, until 2037, approximately £390,000 will be available from the main fund to support a wide range of community and environmental projects.

An additional £75,000 per year is ring-fenced for a skills fund, designed to support a range of educational and training initiatives.

The full list of organisations awarded grants in the latest round of the Community Benefit Fund are as follows:

  • Royal Air Forces Association, North East Lincolnshire – Befriending – £5,000
  • National Coastwatch Institution, National Coastwatch Institution Brancaster – New Station – £7,500
  • Gaywood Community Centre, Gaywood Community Centre Main Hall Refurbishment – £20,000
  • Long Sutton Men’s Shed, Youth Shed Project, Silverwood Tearooms Site – £25,000
  • On Track Fishing, Fishing for Mental Health Wellbeing in Lincolnshire – £4,215
  • West Norfolk Autism Grounp (WNAG), Sensory, Soft Play and Swimming for the Senses – £5,000
  • Green Futures Greater Grimsby Ltd, Green Futures – Reducing Social Isolation – £20,542
  • Welholme Works, Welholme Works, Grimsby – Protecting the Future – £24,000
  • North Somercotes Bowls Club, Changing to a More Eco-Friendly System of Bowls Greenkeeping – £1,391
  • Shaping Up Stallingborough, Stallingborough Playing Fields – Benches and Train – £5,000
  • Nurture Nature Forest School CIC, North East Lincolnshire – Trainee Forest School Leader Positions – £5,000
  • NEL Carelink, North East Lincolnshire Digital Telecare Replacement Programme – Second Phase – £17,154
  • Citizens Advice Hull and East Riding, Withernsea Cost of Living Crisis – Advice Service – £36,767
  • Seagull Recycling Ltd, The ECO ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) Project – £34,500

On receiving the good news, Karan McKerrow, Chair of Trustees for West Norfolk Autism Group, said: “We are absolutely delighted and so very grateful for this fantastic grant from the East Coast Community Fund. As a newly established local community group, this will make all the difference in the world to us and our members.”

Imran Nawaz, Senior Advisor & Community Benefit Fund Manager for Ørsted, said: “This time of year it is so important to check in and help our neighbours and communities, and we feel so proud to be supporting 14 more worthy causes. We’d love to hear from more local organisations, so why not start the new year with applying for our next round, closing date is 1st February 2023.”

In total, over the twenty years, up to £9.3 million will be made available for community and environmental projects in coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk.

There are two application rounds each year for groups to apply to, and the next closing date is 01 February 2023.

For full details about the Fund and how you can apply, please click here.



Photo: West Norfolk Autism Group