Ørsted UK’s Skills Fund Opens to Applications

Ørsted UK’s Skills Fund Opens to Applications

Grants are available through an open application process to experienced organisations that can develop and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related training or education courses, a one-off event, or a programme of targeted events.

£255,000 is up for grabs this year, which now includes an £80,000 commitment from Ørsted’s Hornsea 3 Community Fund, that opened to applications earlier this month.

The East Coast Skills Fund benefits coastal areas of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, the Walney Extension Skills Fund focusses on coastal locations in Lancashire and Cumbria, and the Hornsea 3 Skills Fund will support projects in areas of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Ørsted has already awarded over £1.2M to nearly 60 different projects through its Skills Fund programme.

The £255,000 pot is split between three geographical areas, and a grant may be awarded to one organisation in each area or divided between several groups that apply. The minimum grant organisations can apply for is £10,000 and the closing date for applications for all three Funds is Wednesday 1 May. The successful applications will be announced in late June.

Imran Nawaz, Ørsted’s Senior Advisor said: “We’re excited to announce the next round of our Skills Fund which now includes our commitment from Hornsea 3. The aim is to provide educational and learning opportunities for people, to help improve their skills and employment opportunities. I’m looking forward to seeing what the next round of applications brings.”

To find out how to apply and see details of the projects which were awarded grants in the previous rounds, please click below and choose the Fund you are interested in applying to, where there will be a link to the individual Skills Fund information.