Hornsea 3 Community Fund

Location:

Coastal and cable route communities in Norfolk & Suffolk

Total Grants Available:

£700,000 approximately per year (£100,000 of this is ring-fenced for a 'Skills Fund' & a further £100,000 for a 'Legacy Fund')

Fund Provided by:

The Hornsea 3 Offshore Wind Farm

The Hornsea 3 Community Fund is part of the community engagement programme for Ørsted’s Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm which is located approximately 120 km off the Norfolk coast and 160 km off the Yorkshire coast. When it is operational by 2027, it will be capable of generating 2.9 GW of green electricity, enough to meet the average daily needs of over 3.3 million homes.

To find out more about the project developments, please click the link below:

Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm

Following a detailed community consultation process, the Hornsea 3 Community Fund is now open to applications.

Ørsted has committed to a Community Fund worth approximately £700,000 each year for the next 10 years.

Skills Fund

£100,000 of the Fund each year is ring-fenced for a ‘Skills Fund’. Please note that the Skills Fund operates differently to the main Community Fund with different processes, eligible funding area and closing dates. Please click below for more information.

Legacy Fund

£100,000 of the Fund each year is ring-fenced for a ‘Legacy Fund’. Please note that the Legacy Fund operates differently to the main Community Fund. Please click below for more information.

Main Community Fund

There are two application closing dates each year to the Community Fund. 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:
27 November 2024, midnight
Decision by:
Early March 2025
Closing Date/time:
4 June 2025
Decision by:
End August 2025
Project Locations

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

If you have questions about whether your project is located in the Hornsea 3 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. If your location appears within the shaded area of the map, it is located within the funding area.

Grant Amounts

Grants from £500 up to £75,000 are available. Now you have checked the map and are confident your project is located within the area of benefit, please click below, to read the Full Criteria carefully to make sure your project is eligible.