The deserving recipients will each receive a share of the massive £120,194 windfall available under the seventh round of grants awarded by the Fund.
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.
The ten new projects join 82 other groups who have already benefited from grant support through the Fund, taking the total awarded to £787,500 since it launched in May 2015.
The full list of organisations awarded grants under this round of the Community Benefit Fund are as follows:
- Marsh Community Association, Rhyl - £4,816
- In Your Shoes Community Hub, Litherland, Merseyside - £7,140
- Venus Working Creatively With Young Women, Sefton - £11,214
- Linacre Bridge Community Hub, Bootle - £17,775
- Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs, North Wales - £4,984
- WEB Merseyside, Birkenhead Youth Manager - £21,500
- The Orrell Trust, Over 55’s Project, Bootle - £13,765
- The Rhyl Little Theatre - £20,000
- The Open Door Centre, Wallasey - £7,000
- Conquer Life CIC, VIBE Delta Youth Project, Bootle - £12,000
On hearing the good news Bernadette King, Centre Manager at WEB Merseyside, said: “Many thanks to Ørsted for a grant of £21,500 through the Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund. We are absolutely delighted with the funding which will support increased access to services for vulnerable young people. In these austere times, when thresholds for statutory services have been raised, funding is even more vital in terms of our being able to deliver more preventative work. WEB engages with young people from the most disadvantaged communities supporting access to earlier interventions, resulting in improved mental health and well-being.”