Ørsted Community Funds

GrantScape is working with Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy) to develop and help manage Community Benefit Funds for their off-shore wind projects in Liverpool Bay, the Irish Sea off the Cumbria coastline and the North Sea off the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk coastline.

Important Covid-19 Update

In June 2020 Ørsted announced temporary changes to the funding criteria in response to the global Covid-19 emergency. In September 2021, due to the ongoing issues the pandemic was still creating for communities, the criteria changes were extended for all application closing dates in early 2022.

Temporary changes to the funding criteria:
• No match funding was required for all applications
• Re-application restrictions were lifted. Groups that had previously received a grant, had a live project or had been unsuccessful in the last round were able to re-apply

The temporary criteria changes for all Funds have now ended.

East Coast Community Fund – Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk Coast

Ørsted has committed to a Fund worth £465,000 each year for a 20 year period. The Fund is a commitment by Ørsted to support communities within the coastal areas of its Hornsea and Race Bank Offshore Wind Farms. The areas included are parts of: Boston, East Lindsey, East Riding of Yorkshire, Fenland, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, North East Lincolnshire, North Norfolk, South Holland and West Lindsey.

For further information about the East Coast Community Fund and to check if your project is located within the eligible funding area on our interactive map, please click below:

 

Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund

Ørsted has committed to a Fund worth £225,000 each year for the lifetime of the Project for projects located within designated parts of Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Liverpool, Sefton, West Lancashire and Wirral.

For more information about the Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund and to check if your project is located within the eligible funding area on our interactive map, please click below:

Walney Extension Community Fund

Ørsted has committed to a Fund worth £600,000 each year for the lifetime of the Project for projects located in designated parts of Barrow, Copeland, Lancaster, South Lakes and Wyre.

For more information about the Walney Extension Community Fund and to check if your project is located within the eligible funding area on our interactive map, please click below:

Grants Awarded

To view a map showing where grants have been awarded, please click below:

Alternatively, to view complete lists of awarded grants by fund, please click the appropriate button, below:

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/