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Sheringham Shoal Community Fund

Application process
The Sheringham Shoal Community Fund awards grants through a two stage application process. Applicants should complete an “outline proposal” stage which is a one page form that allows you to briefly set out what you plan to do and explain how the work will address the Fund’s priorities. The Fund is about trying to make a difference and will support a small number of projects proposed by groups inspired to do something new and positive in their community. The projects should focus on one or more of the following objectives:
  • To contribute to reducing climate change.
  • To assist the sustainability of North Norfolk communities by stimulating their own ability to solve issues and create opportunities, for example by providing educational or community business facilities.
  • To have a marine environment or marine safety focus.
  • To promote environmental sensitivity, sustainability or the benefits of renewable energy.
  • To contribute to education or employment in the renewable energy industry or related arenas through access to courses and community activities.
Who can apply
The fund is open to charities, community groups, parish and town councils and educational institutions in the North Norfolk area. The Fund aims to award half of the funding to Wells-next-the-Sea and the surrounding area with the remaining funds being available to the wider North Norfolk area.

The outline proposal stage can also be used to request development funding of up to £500 if your project requires further development before it can proceed. Such funding might be used to carry out public consultation or to pay for independent advice.

How to apply
Before applying you are encouraged to discuss your idea with the Foundation (contact details below).

Interested groups can submit the outline proposal form (preferably by email to grants@norfolkfoundation.com) at any time. This will be considered by the grant panel and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal for consideration. When we make the outline decision we will advise you of the timescale for completing your full application. Full applications are considered at meetings twice a year - normally in May and November. The Fund has not set an upper grant limit, but as a guide the largest grant awarded to date is around £15,000.
Please note: that passing the outline proposal stage or being awarded a development grant does not guarantee that a project grant will be awarded.

For Fund enquires please contact Clive Rayner, Grants Officer by email or Tel 01603 623958 (Wednesday-Friday)

The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is owned equally by Statoil and Statkraft through the joint venture company Scira Offshore Energy Limited. Statoil is the operator for the project during the development phase. Scira will be the operator of the wind farm.
For further information on the wind farm and its operations visit www.scira.co.uk or email: info@scira.co.uk