Wind farm brings community cash

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Published: Wednesday 25th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Residents of East Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire are set to benefit from £2 million in community funding from a new offshore wind farm scheme.

Energy company E.ON is making the money available as a part of the project to build the Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm 8km off the East Yorkshire coast.

The renewable energy project has just begun to start generating electricity and when fully completed in the summer it is thought it will supply the power needs of around 170,000 homes.

Some of the money from the Community Benefit Fund is already earmarked for several projects, like improving local transport in the South Holderness area, helping create more apprenticeships for young people south of the Humber and paying for a new Yorkshire Wildlife Trust visitor centre.

There will also be money available for local community groups of many different kinds to apply for.

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Published: Wednesday 25th February 2015 by The News Editor

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