October 5, 2022
rsted celebrates the £1 million milestone of the “Skills Fund” as winners are announced for the coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk

Since launching its community grant programme, rsted has awarded more than £1 million to exclusively fund projects related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The East Coast “Skills Fund” is part of the company’s £465,000 East Coast Community Fund 20-year annual commitment and community engagement program for the Hornsey and Race Bank offshore wind farms in Oersted, located off Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Huh. North Norfolk Coast.

The company’s sixth annual round has now been decided and will see £100,000 of available funding to be shared between the four organisations.

First prize goes to the Primary Engineer who will distribute their ‘Primary Engineer Construction Project’ to 10 schools in and around the Kings Lynn area. Teachers participate in a practical, online CPD course and are provided with sets of tools and consumables to deliver Key Phase 1 and Key Phase 2 projects.

Andrew Norris of Primary Engineer said after hearing the news, “We are delighted to have received a grant from the East Coast Skills Fund. Since 2005, Primary Engineer has brought engineering into the classroom with teachers and children through engagement with engineering programs.” and have worked to develop the skills and aspirations of youth. Programs provide professional development for teachers to deliver curriculum-linked projects that motivate students and encourage all students to participate in full class activity. This grant will enable our work to be implemented in the East Coast region, with local educators inspiring the next generation of engineers.

This year’s second prize has been given to Positive Footprints. The grant will allow 25 primary schools in the area to benefit from the fund to achieve their ‘Raising Aspirations’ program, where core Phase 2 students discover their potential, explore the world of work and the skills they need for the future. develop. Over 925 children will participate in 300 hours of learning over one and a half academic years.

This year’s third grant has been given to Grimsby Town Football to the Community Sports and Education Trust. This project will introduce children to STEM learning through hands-on, football themed coding and math activities. By combining football with interactive and engaging programming activities, students will become masters of block-based coding. It’s a great way to get kids excited about STEM learning through a game they already know and love, as well as support schools with the right start in teaching STEM education.

TEC Partnership is the fourth grantee this year. The funding will be used to cover major Phase 2 and 4 students from schools in North East Lincolnshire and the Lincolnshire Coastal Strip. With a program of innovative student programs, the project aims to raise awareness and interest in rewarding careers in renewable energy/STEM fields for students of all backgrounds, especially those underrepresented in these industries.

Imran Nawaz, Senior Stakeholder Advisor and Community Benefit Fund Manager, said: “We are delighted to award over £1 million to causes that help people realize their potential. STEM careers are important to many, and we want to do everything we can to support those with those interests to develop this expert set of skills.

The fund is being administered by the independent grant-making charity Grantscape. For more information on the fund and when and how to apply, please visit their website www.grantscape.org.uk Or call them on 01908 247630.

First Vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. rsted develops, builds and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities and bioenergy plants, and provides energy products to its customers. rsted is ranked #1 in the Corporate Knights 2020 Index of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World and recognized on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action. Headquartered in Denmark, rsted employs 6,600 people. Orsted’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orstedt). In 2019, the group’s revenue was DKK 67.8 billion (EUR 9.1 billion).

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