Norfolk Zone Offshore Wind Farms Community Benefit Fund
Working with local people to deliver a £15m Community Benefit Fund and support climate smart initiatives.
The Norfolk Zone offshore wind farms will bring £15 million of funding for local communities, and will be in place for the 25 year life of the wind farms. This is the largest funding commitment to Norfolk by an offshore wind company to date.
We are currently at Phase 3 of the Fund development programme. You can find reports from all stages and for all workshops in the relevant sections below.
Initial region-wide survey to establish current attitudes.
1500 participants gave their views.
A series of local workshops to begin identifying community-specific ideas have been completed. Please see reports on website.
Thematic workshops to develop potential projects, based on local interests and needs.
Defining fund criteria and consideration of appropriate administration to ensure the fund is responsive to local interests and needs.
Establishing fund governance, including recruitment of local decision-making panel. Community Benefit Fund ready to accept applications.