New Community Fund Awards First Grants

New Community Fund Awards First Grants

Twenty one highly deserving local organisations are celebrating being awarded grants through the new East Coast Community Fund.

The new Fund launched by DONG Energy in December last year 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.

The successful groups that will share £195,000 from the first round are:

  • The Coastal Scout Group, Scout Beach Hut, Sutton on Sea – £2,500
  • Your Community Hub CIC, Humberstone – £4,500
  • The Enterprise Community Hall, Mablethorpe – £1,000
  • The Liber Group CIC, The Grant Thorold Community Hub and Library, Grimsby – £4,995
  • Second Thoughts East Yorkshire, Withernsea -£4,970
  • One to One Project, Kings Lynn – £21,186
  • Wrangle Parish Council Outdoor Fitness Project – £4,380
  • Tetney Playing Field and Village Hall Association, Play Area Project – £30,000
  • Health & Wellbeing Stroke Association Voluntary Group, West Norfolk – £5,000
  • Mablethorpe Christian Fellowship Open House – £22,833
  • Foresight North East Lincolnshire, Scartho Library Parents and Toddlers – £5,000
  • West Norfolk Befriending – £5,000
  • Bridlington Rugby Football Union Club, Community Space Renovation – £30,000
  • The Lounge FC, Holton le Clay Cricket Club – £1,800
  • Roots Project CIC, Our Roots in Photography, Bridlington – £4,748
  • 1st Healing Scout Group – £4,500
  • Lincolnshire Extreme Sports Association, X-Site Skatepark Skegness – £4,500
  • Asthma Relief work on the East Coast – £4,853
  • Humber Rescue, Survival Suits – £4,000
  • Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Service, East Coast Responders – £25,119
  • Grainthorpe and Conisholme Village Association Playing Field – £4,116

Each year, for the next 10 years, 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 skills fund was launched in July 2017. Further information on this skills fund can be found here.

There are two application rounds for the main fund each year for groups to apply to, the next round is open with a closing date of 2 August 2017.

Natasha Nanuck, DONG Energy’s Stakeholder Advisor, said: “It’s really exciting to see such a diverse group of organisations benefit from the East Coast Community Fund, and I look forward to seeing these projects develop. We want people who live in the areas we operate to really feel the benefits of these huge infrastructure projects, so this is just one of the ways we ensure we have a positive impact in the local community.”

The Fund is being administered by national charity GrantScape. For further details of how you can apply to the next round, please click below: