Community Fund

In October 2012, it was announced that Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited would establish a Community Support Fund to help community initiatives around the substation and along the onshore cable route and, if appropriate, elsewhere in Norfolk.

The aim of the Dudgeon Community Fund in 2016 and the early months of 2017 is to support a wide range of charitable, voluntary and community activities in communities that are directly impacted by the onshore construction activities associated with the infrastructure and operations base of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. The Fund will also support projects which improve community infrastructure in these communities.

Applications can be accepted from parish councils, charities, voluntary and community groups and schools. Churches may also apply but only for projects which focus on community activities.

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During 2016, the Dudgeon Community Fund is being administered by the Norfolk Community Foundation; further details can be found at

Once the wind farm becomes fully operational during 2017, this Fund will receive £100,000 per annum, and whilst the details of the way in which the Fund will be operated are yet to be finalised, it is hoped that education and business support initiatives in Great Yarmouth, North Norfolk and Breckland communities will be able to benefit from it.

So far grants totalling £158,500 have been awarded to:

Organisation Purpose Date Awarded Project Area
Kelling Primary School To provide a greenhouse for pupil use September 2016 Weybourne area
Bale Village Hall To contribute to phase 1 of an improvement project - the creation of a toilet block September 2016 Cable route - Bale
Gunthorpe P.C. To fund the installation of a medical defibrillator. September 2016 Cable route - Bale
Beeston Playing Field Committee To provide a range of new, modern and vibrant play equipment to the playing field in Beeston. September 2016 Cable route - Beeston
Old School Hall Fulmodeston To replace the heating oil tank. September 2016 Cable route - Fulmodeston, Barney & Croxton
Great Ryburgh Playing Field To install 4 pieces of outdoor gym equipment on the recreation area. September 2016 Cable route - Great Ryburgh
Kettlestone Village Hall To extend the village hall in order to provide a new storage area for furniture and equipment. September 2016 Cable route - Kettlestone
Litcham School Cluster To enhance and make outdoor learning more accessible September 2016 Cable route - Litcham, Beeston, Brisley, Gt Dunham
Mileham P.C. To erect a bus shelter opposite the village shop. September 2016 Cable route - Mileham
Thursford Parochial Church Council To provide drainage works associated with the kitchen project. September 2016 Cable route - Thursford
Whissonsett Village Hall & Playing Field Committee To refurbish the village hall floor. September 2016 Cable route - Whissonsett
Necton Parish Council To purchase electronic audio equipment. September 2016 Necton area
Necton Rural Community Centre To install new automatic hand dryers into the toilets. September 2016 Necton area
Fransham P.C. To purchase and install two bus shelters on the A47. September 2016 Necton area - Little and Great Fransham
Little Dunham P.C. To purchase a SAM 2 flashing speed warning sign together with data logger, fittings and mountings September 2016 Necton area - Little Dunham
Home-Start Swaffham & District To recruit and train local volunteers to develop the home visiting service, increasing the number of families supported September 2016 Necton/cable route - Necton to Fulmodeston
Weybourne Village Hall Management Committee To replace the roof of the village hall and remove asbestos from the building September 2016 Weybourne area
Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind To fund a Co-ordinator/manager post and operational costs. September 2016 Great Yarmouth area
Great Yarmouth Community Trust To purchase equipment to refurbish the kitchen at the Priory Centre. September 2016 Great Yarmouth area
Home-Start Great Yarmouth & District To support families in and around the Barrack Estate area of Great Yarmouth through the one to one volunteer home visiting service. September 2016 Great Yarmouth area
The Bread Kitchen CIC To run weekly information, advice and guidance drop-in sessions and monthly 'Skills Days' for marginalised young people aged 16+. September 2016 Great Yarmouth area
Willow Tree Garden To contribute towards the costs of establishing a new venue in Great Yarmouth for people with additional needs. September 2016 Great Yarmouth area
Necton Parish Council To provide bus shelters on the A47 highway May 2015 Necton
Necton Church of England Primary School To provide equipment to make better education use of the school fish pond and garden May 2015 Necton
Necton First Responders To provide support for annual running costs of the service May 2015 Necton