The first grants have been awarded by the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund and will assist three local community groups in their environmental endeavours.
The Mason Trust, organisers of the Climate Run being held at Holkham Estate in September, will receive funds to help stage the event for young people which aims to raise awareness about the impact of climate change in Norfolk and other parts of the world
Funds have also been approved for the Norfolk Ornithologists Association to help with analysis of birdwatching data gathered over the past five years as part of a seabird monitoring scheme covering bird sightings and a range of other factors such as flight direction, wind, tide and time of day.
Finally Unity Wind Ltd, a cooperative non-profit venture, will receive a grant towards undertaking a traffic and noise survey that is needed before they can apply for planning permission for a proposed community wind farm in North Walsham.
The next round of grants will be awarded later in the year with applications open from September 1 and awards granted in December. For details visit www.norfolkfoundation.com.
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 more information: please contact Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm PR & Communications Manager, Sue Vincent on mobile: +44 7768508742 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.