Norfolk charities benefit from £195,000 Ørsted community fund

The King's Lynn Worfolk Boat Trust was a beneficiary of the �rsted community fund. The Baden Powell

The King's Lynn Worfolk Boat Trust was a beneficiary of the �rsted community fund. The Baden Powell sailing on the river in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

An offshore wind giant has handed out nearly £200,000 in grants to East Anglian community groups as part of an ongoing fund.

Ørsted's East Coast Community Fund has handed out cash to 17 organisations in the second wave of funding.

The renewable energy company, formerly known as DONG Energy, has committed to a fund worth £195,000 every six months for the next 20 years as part of its community engagement.

Among the recipients are:

Home-Start Norfolk - £39,726.

Solace End of Life Support - £5,000.

King's Lynn Worfolk Boat Trust - £14,451.

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East of England Apples & Orchards Project - £3,900.

The East Coast Community Fund is part of the community engagement programme for Ørsted's Hornsea Project One and Race Bank offshore wind farms which will see infrastructure built in Norfolk.