Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund


Coastal Communities off the Irish Sea (please see map)

Total Grants Available:

£225,000 approximately per year

Fund Provided by:

The Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm

In December 2014 Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy) decided to construct the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm. The site is located west of the existing Burbo Bank operational wind farm in Liverpool Bay and was officially opened in May 2017. To find out more about the project development itself, please click here

Ørsted has committed to a Community Fund worth approximately £225,000 each year for the lifetime of the Project.

Following a detailed community consultation process, the Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund is now open to applications.

Closing Date

There are two application closing dates each year. The next two application rounds are detailed below. Late applications submitted after a closing date will be processed in the next round (approximately six months later).

Closing date/time:
25 September 2024, midnight
Decision by:
Mid December 2024
Closing date/time:
9 April 2025, midnight
Decision by:
End June 2025
Grants Awarded

To find out which organisations were previously awarded grants, please click below:

Project Locations

To be eligible to apply for a grant your project must be located, and for the benefit of communities within the funding area. (Please note the area of benefit also includes the coastal tidal zones directly in line with the onshore areas, and includes the estuary areas of the rivers Dee and Mersey following across the 5km line).

If you have questions about whether your project is located in a Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund eligible area please call the GrantScape team. We would much rather we confirm this before you spend time completing your application to find out later your project is not eligible.

Please click on the map image below. It will open up an interactive map within which you can enter your postcode and zoom in to identify if your project is located in the area of benefit.


Grant Amounts

Grants from £500 up to £20,000 are available. Now you have checked the map and are confident your project is located within the area of benefit, please read the Full Criteria carefully to make sure your project is eligible.

West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd

Ørsted alongside other organisations, also donates funds to the West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd for the purpose of supporting and developing commercial fishing activities.

For more information about this Fund please visit their website: http://www.westofmorecambe.com/