DONG Energy announces latest round of grants for community projects around Liverpool Bay

Sixteen local organisations around Liverpool Bay are celebrating the news that they have been awarded grants as part of DONG Energy’s Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund.

The lucky recipients will each receive a share of the £112,500 windfall available under round three of the Fund.

Each year, approximately £225,000 will be made available for community projects for the expected 25 year lifetime of the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm, which will benefit the local area.

The Fund which was only launched in May last year has already supported 46 worthwhile projects who have benefited from a shared £337,500.

The full list of organisations awarded grants under this round of the Community Benefit Fund are as follows:

  • Feeding Britain, Birkenhead
  • Denbighshire Home Start
  • Friends of Prestatyn Railway Station
  • Pirates At Art, New Brighton
  • Wirhalh Skip Felagr, Wirral
  • Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, Denbighshire
  • Vale of Clwyd Angling Club
  • West Wirral Boys Club
  • The Fillies Girls Football Club, Sefton
  • Greasby Community Association
  • Claire House, Hospice to Home Outreach Play
  • Bidston Lighthouse CIC
  • Bedford Street Community Company, Denbighshire
  • Friends of Derby Park, Bootle
  • Sandbox Digital, Bootle
  • Crosby and District Scout Council

Natasha Nanuck, DONG Energy’s Stakeholder Advisor, said: “It is great to see another 16 worthy local causes will benefit as a result of the Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund providing a tangible way for the offshore wind farm to give something back to the community for many years to come.”

The fourth round of applications is now open. The Fund is being managed by national grant-making charity GrantScape and more details can be found at GrantScape’s website http://www.grantscape.org.uk or by calling 01908 247634. The closing date for applications is 29 March 2017.

DONG Energy is currently constructing the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay, approximately 7km north of the North Wirral coast. Once completed, the wind farm will have a total capacity of 258MW, enough to provide power for over 230,000 homes.

The Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm generated electricity for the first time in November 2016.

 

Media contacts:

Matt Young – GrantScape 01908 247630 or 07963 987657 matt.young@grantscape.org.uk
Alan Price – DONG Energy 0207 811 5208

 

About DONG Energy

DONG Energy (NASDAQ OMX: DENERG) is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, headquartered in Denmark. Around 6,700 ambitious employees, including over 700 in the UK, are engaged in developing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms; generating power and heat from our power stations; providing energy to residential and business customers on a daily basis; and producing oil and gas. Group revenue was DKK 71bn (EUR 9.5bn) in 2015. For further information, see www.dongenergy.co.uk or follow us @DONGEnergyUK on 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 .

 

About Burbo Bank Extension

The Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm will be located in Liverpool bay, at the entrance to the River Mersey. Onshore construction began in 2015 and offshore construction started in June 2016. Once completed the offshore wind farm will have a total capacity of 258MW, enough to power over 230,000 homes.

For further information, please see: www.burbobankextension.co.uk .

About Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund

The Fund supports community and environmental projects along the North Wales and English coast, off the Irish Sea, within a defined area. Approximately £225,000 is available each year. The Fund is split equally between two annual funding rounds. There are two levels of grants available:

  • Small grants between £500 and £5,000
  • Main grants between £5,001 and £25,000

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

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