Huge milestone of £250K awarded through Ørsted’s 2023 ‘Skills Fund’
The East Coast Skills Fund benefits coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk whereas the Walney Extension Skills Fund focusses on coastal locations in Lancashire and Cumbria.
Imran Nawaz, Ørsted’s Senior Advisor and Community Benefit Fund Manager said: “This milestone shows our dedication to inspiring people into STEM careers. Each group has shown a fantastic project that aims to provide educational and learning opportunities for people within the two funds’ areas to help to improve their skills and employment opportunities. Well done everyone!”
The eight successful organisations applied through a competitive application process administered by the independent grant-making charity GrantScape.
In response to the news of their grant, Kate Norman from Lab Rascals, said “We are thrilled and deeply grateful to receive the prestigious East Coast skills funding provided by Ørsted. This grant will fuel our mission to deliver impactful STEM education, host engaging workshops, and develop innovative programs. With this support, we can expand our reach, enhance our resources, and inspire countless learners. We thank GrantScape and Ørsted for their belief in our vision and commitment to empowering the next generation of scientists and engineers. Together, we will make a lasting impact on STEM education and foster a brighter future.”
The eight groups receiving grants this round are:
For further information about the Fund and to see more details of the projects awarded, please visit www.grantscape.org.uk or call 01908 247634.