Ørsted Community Fund Awards Fourth Round of Grants

Eighteen deserving local organisations are celebrating the news that they have been awarded grants from the fourth round of Ørsted’s East Coast Community Fund.

Members of East Coast Gymnastics trying out the Fast Track on a trip to Robin Hood Gymnastics Club. The group will be using the grant from the East Coast Community Fund to purchase their own Fast Track for their facility in East Lindsey.

The East Coast Community Fund is part of the community engagement programme for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One and Race Bank offshore wind farms. Each year, until 2037, approximately £390,000 will be available from the main fund to support a wide range of community and environmental projects.

An additional £75,000 per year is ring-fenced for a skills fund, designed to support a range of educational and training initiatives.

The community groups will each receive a share of the windfall, which is available every six months through an open application process.

The successful groups from the fourth round are:

  • North Cotes Football Club, New Equipment - £4,632
  • Mablethorpe and Sutton Town Council, Skate Park Shelter - £1,280
  • Boston Community Transport, Continued Provision of Transport - £5,000
  • Withernsea Town Council, Promenade & Slipway Lighting - £5,000
  • East Coast Gymnastics, Fast Track and Landing Area - £5,000
  • Art Regeneration and Community Heritage Ltd, Creating a Conference Room - £5,000
  • Chelmsford Avenue Neighbourhood Watch South, Community Garden - £4,900
  • Grimsby Triathlon Club, Introduction to Open Water Swimming - £3,000
  • Sutton Bridge United Football Club, New Sports Pavilion - £15,000
  • East Riding Voluntary Action Services Ltd, Bridlington Youth Coalition: Young People’s Outreach Project - £30,000
  • Waltham Parish Council, Play Area Upgrade - £9,600
  • Habrough Village Hall, New Kitchen and Furniture - £10,910
  • Addaction, Mind and Body - £20,000
  • Wainfleet All Saints Town Council, New Children's Play Area - £25,000
  • Furnichurch, Appointment of Part-Time Warehouse Supervisor - £16,000
  • Hornsea Inshore Rescue, Hornsea Lifeboat Project - £5,782
  • Allotment for the Labouring Poor of the Parish of Ingoldisthorpe, Memorial Orchard Garden - £8,396
  • Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Dial a Ride, Fleet Enhancement - £25,000

Detty Tyler, Children and Young People’s Services Coordinator at East Riding Voluntary Action Services Ltd said: “ERVAS are thrilled to receive funding from the East Coast Community Fund, which will enable us to provide two much needed Youth Outreach Workers in Bridlington, who will not only engage with young people in the area and provide a range of positive activities and support, but also work closely with the many organisations who are members of ERVAS’ Bridlington Youth Coalition project, ensuring that we are all working together to provide the best services we can to young people, particularly those who may be most vulnerable.”  

East Coast Community Fund
North Cotes Football Club Men’s Squad.

Tom Dalziel, Chairman/Club Captain at North Cotes Football Club said: “I am absolutely delighted that Ørsted have supported local grassroots football by providing North Cotes Football Club with the funding of £4,632. This will allow the club to improve facilities at our home ground and train throughout the dark, winter months. This will enable us to take that next step forward. Overall the funding will significantly aid the development of football in the local area. We cannot thank you enough!”

The Fund was launched by Ørsted in December 2016 and has so far donated well over £700,000 to more than 70 projects. In total, over the twenty years, up to £9.3 million will be made available for community and environmental projects in coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk.

There are two application rounds each year for groups to apply to, and the next closing date is 23 January 2019.

Natasha Nanuck, Senior Stakeholder Advisor at Ørsted said: “To see so many deserving organisations benefit from our operations is fantastic, each and every one of the recipients represents a worthy cause. The East Coast Community Fund will truly have a lasting legacy, and make a real difference to people’s lives, so I strongly encourage organisations to see if they qualify and apply for the next round which closes in January.”

The Fund is being administered by national charity GrantScape. For further details of how you can apply to the next round, please visit GrantScape’s website www.grantscape.org.uk or call 01908 247634.

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Editors’ Notes:

Media contacts

Liz Payne – GrantScape: 01282 543775 or 07963 987653 liz.payne@grantscape.org.uk

Juliette Sanders – Ørsted: +44 (0)7876 866 284 julsa@orsted.co.uk

About Ørsted

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and innovative waste-to-energy solutions and provides smart energy products to its customers. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 5,600 people, including over 900 in the UK. Ørsted's shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2017, the group's revenue was DKK 59.5 billion (EUR 8.0 billion). For more information on Ørsted, visit orsted.co.uk or follow us on FacebookLinkedInInstagram and Twitter.

About GrantScape

GrantScape is a grant-making charity committed to enhancing the environment and strengthening local communities through its grant programmes. GrantScape’s experience stretches back to 1997 and it has awarded grants totalling over £80 million to deserving projects over this time.

GrantScape manages a range of community and environmental grant programmes on behalf of corporate and local authority clients. These are tailored to their individual requirements, which is the charity’s speciality. In addition, GrantScape offers a professional project management and grant process review service to groups requiring support with these activities.

For further information, please see www.grantscape.org.uk or follow us @GrantScape1 on Twitter.

About the Hornsea Project One and Race Bank Offshore Windfarms

Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One and Race Bank offshore windfarms are located off the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk coast. Race Bank was officially opened in 2018, and Hornsea Project One is expected to be completed in 2020, at which point it will become the largest offshore wind farm in the world. Combined, these two wind farms will have a combined capacity of nearly 1.8 gigawatts, making them capable of meeting the electricity needs of more than 1.5 million UK homes.

For further information on Hornsea Project One, please see www.hornseaprojectone.co.uk/en

For further information on Race Bank, please see: https://orsted.co.uk/en/Generating energy/Offshore wind/Our wind farms/In construction

About the East Coast Community Fund

Ørsted has committed to a Community Fund worth approximately £465,000 each year for 20 years. £75,000 of the Fund each year is ring-fenced for a ‘Skills Fund’.

The Fund supports community and environmental projects along the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk coasts (as far as Wells-next-the-Sea), within a defined area. It is split equally between two annual funding rounds. There are two levels of grants available:

  • Small grants between £1,000 and £5,000
  • Main grants between £5,001 and £50,000

Applications to the Fund are made using an online application system via the GrantScape website www.grantscape.org.uk