Ørsted announces more funding for education and skills projects

Ørsted’ Walney Extension Skills Fund has awarded £40,000 to STEM Learning to develop two ENTHUSE Partnership projects in Cumbria and Lancaster. Each Partnership project will bring together eight schools and colleges from within the eligible funding area, to develop a two-year intensive improvement programme to raise achievement and aspiration in STEM subjects.

The second award of £14,000 has been granted to the Science Learning Partnership to support the introduction and running of a STEM project for 11 schools that make up the Furness Education Consortium. Over 600 pupils will be encouraged to work on a project and prepare for an interschool competition which involves students using the key employability skills supported by STEM.

Each year, Ørsted provides approximately £600,000 of funding for skills and community projects for the expected 25-year lifetime of the Walney Extension development, which is one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms. The Fund is being administered by the independent grant-making charity GrantScape.

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