DONG Energy consults on £10m community fund

The £10 million East Coast Community Fund announced by DONG Energy is now open to public consultation. The fund will ensure local people directly benefit from two of DONG Energy’s […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

The £10 million East Coast Community Fund announced by DONG Energy is now open to public consultation.

The fund will ensure local people directly benefit from two of DONG Energy’s offshore wind farms, Race Bank and Hornsea Project One, which are both under construction.

It plans to distribute nearly half a million pounds a year to help local initiatives for the next 20 years.

Over the next six months national charity GrantScape, which will complete the consultation and administer the fund, will gather feedback to help decide what types of projects the fund will support and where the money will be spent.

Natasha Nanuck, Stakeholder Advisor for DONG Energy said: “We believe local people should get a chance to benefit from the construction and operation of offshore wind farms which are some of the UK’s biggest energy infrastructure projects. This consultation is a great opportunity for people to tell us how the Fund can bring the maximum benefit to their local community.”