Community groups and charities in East Cleveland are being invited to apply for a grant from this new fund, which we are managing on behalf of RWE Renewables and the Sofia Wind Farm Construction project.
The 1.4GW wind farm will be located on Dogger Bank in the North Sea, 195 kilometres off the North East coast. Power generated by Sofia, which is 100% owned by RWE Renewables, will be brought to shore between Redcar and Marske-by-the-Sea in Teesside, with the wind farm’s new converter station near the village of Lazenby shortly due to start construction.
With this £150K fund, the Sofia team aims to provide a positive contribution to the community where it will be undertaking building works for the next four years, and has engaged TVCF to support this ambition.
The fund is available to community groups and charities serving residents living close to the project’s onshore electrical infrastructure including Marske-by-the-Sea, New Marske, Yearby, Wilton Village, Kirkleatham, Lazenby, Old Lackenby, South Lackenby, Whale Hill, Eston, Grangetown and Redcar East.
Although applicants do not have to be registered charities, all applicant groups must have an appropriate constitution or governing document, and demonstrate they comply with all relevant safeguarding requirements for the activity for which they are seeking funding.
Interested applicants should go to www.teesvalleyfoundation.org and follow the “apply for a grant” links specifying the ‘Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Construction Community Fund’. Organisations requiring any help or support with their application can contact firstname.lastname@example.org with their enquiries.