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Working with the community

We deliver more than green energy – we deliver lasting positive community impacts

Ørsted has built more wind farms at sea than any other company in the world over the last 30 years. In the UK alone, our 12 offshore wind farms generate enough green energy to power over 6 million UK homes. 

However, experience has taught us that we only really succeed if we create a socially sustainable business that brings extensive economic, social, and environmental benefits to the local communities where we construct and operate our offshore wind farms. 

We do that by working collaboratively with local communities to ensure that first and foremost, we deliver our projects in a respectful, efficient, and timely manner. 

We also invest in the future of the local communities where we work through our community benefit funds, partnerships, support for expanding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education among primary, secondary and university students, our apprenticeship programs, and jobs training. 

Click on the links below to learn more about the specific ways we are working with the local community as we build the Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm. 
Community Benefit Fund Consultation

Hornsea 3 Community Benefit Fund 

The Hornsea 3 Community Benefit Fund will award £7 million over the next ten years to projects developed by and for the benefit of the local community in North Norfolk and areas of Suffolk. 

The annual fund of £700,000 will be divided into the Main Community Fund of £500,000, a Skills Fund of £100,000, and a Legacy Fund of £100,000 which will go to support a single project focused on making a positive impact on the environment. 

Click on the link below to apply for funding via the GrantScape website.

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Hornsea 3 Fisheries Fund

The Hornsea 3 Fisheries Fund to support the coexistence of the offshore wind and fishing industries. It will have £20,000 available per year to finance a wide variety of projects in eligible fishing communities across part of the Norfolk coastline. 

Click on the link below to apply for funding via the GrantScape website. 
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Hornsea 3 community events

We frequently hold public events to inform the local community about the progress of our work on the proposed cable route for Hornsea 3 and other developments. Come join us to learn more!

Our community newsletter

Read our latest community newsletter to get all the latest details on how the project is progressing, what’s coming up, and how you can connect with members of our team.

Front cover of the Hornsea 3 May 2024 newsletter. The image shows an offshore artificial nesting structure