Imran Nawaz, Ørsted’s Stakeholder Advisor, said: “Having almost granted £1 million worth of funding to social and environmental projects in the locality, it’s great to see the positive impact that Ørsted is having across Liverpool Bay.
It’s extremely rewarding to have made a difference to over 100 deserving projects and we look forward to continuing our support within the area.”
The Fund is being managed by national grant-making charity GrantScape and more details can be found at GrantScape’s website www.grantscape.org.uk or by calling 01908 247634. The closing date for the next round of applications is 25 September 2019.
Each year for the expected 25 year lifetime of the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm, approximately £225,000 will be made available for community projects, which will benefit the local area.
Ørsted’s Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm was officially opened in May 2017 and is capable of meeting the electricity demand of well over 230,000 homes. It was the first offshore wind farm in the world to commercially demonstrate the massive 8MW MHI Vestas turbines which stand at a staggering 195m, tall from sea-level to tip.