Grants and sponsorship

Learn about our national and local partnerships that we have here in the UK.

National Sponsorships

Learn more about our partnerships on a national level.

Natural History Museum

As part of our partnership with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, we are supporting access to curated days of activities at the Museum for schools that might not otherwise have this opportunity, helping to encourage interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.

RNLI

We have signed a new three-year partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to make a major contribution to the lifeboat running costs of seven RNLI stations across the UK.

Inspiring the next generation

Teach First is an education charity that believes disadvantage should not determine destiny. They are dedicated to working across society to change educational outcomes for children from low-income backgrounds in England and Wales.

 

Local Sponsorships

See some of the events and activities that we support on a local level.

Community Benefit Funds

 

We are committed to making a positive impact in the communities where we construct and operate our offshore wind farms and other projects. Our three Community Benefit Funds have so far awarded over £4 million to more than 350 local social and environmental projects along the East and West coasts.


Our Community Benefit Funds are administered by independent grant-making charity GrantScape, with decision-making supported by local Advisory Groups made up of community specialists.


Read more about the local projects we’re supporting in our latest newsletter:

 

Download Community Benefit Fund newsletter

Location of Orsted Community Benefit Funds

Discover more about our three Community Benefit Funds and apply for funding below

Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund

Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm is located in Liverpool Bay on the UK's west coast.

Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund is worth approximately £225,000 each year for the lifetime of the Project and has so far awarded 116 grants across Merseyside and North Wales.

East Coast Community Fund

The East Coast Community Fund is linked to the Hornsea Projects and Racebank offshore wind farms and has £465,000 available each year. Over 110 projects have been supported so far in coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk.

 

More than £1.3 million has been awarded to community and environmental projects in the coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and north Norfolk since the Fund launched in 2016.

Walney Extension Community Fund

The Walney Extension Community Fund is linked to the offshore wind farm around 19km off the Walney Island coast in Cumbria and has £600,000 of funding available annually. A total of £100,000 of this is ring fenced for a Skills Fund. To date more than 120 local groups and projects have received support.

Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund
East Coast Community Fund
Walney Extension Community Fund

2020 Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k

We will be hosting one of the biggest town centre races in the Grimsby area in 2020. For more information on how to enter visit their website.

West of Morecambe Fisheries

Alongside other organisations we also donate funds to the West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd for the purpose of supporting and developing commercial fishing activities. Supporting the co-existence of commercial fishing and offshore wind power.