A fund working to support coexistence between the offshore wind and fishing industries is now open for applications.

The Hornsea Three Fisheries Fund launched by Orsted is encouraging harmony between the two industries.

Every year, £20,000 will be available in two £10,000 application rounds.

Funding will support a variety of projects within the eligible zone.

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The funding zone includes communities that have recently experienced the installation of three artificial nesting structures for kittiwakes - approximately 1km off the coast of South Beach, Lowestoft and 1.4km off the coast of the RSBP Minsmere reserve.

Each applicant can apply for one grant annually, with the first application round closing on May 22.

Lee Thompson, UK Commercial Fisheries manager said: "We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Hornsea 3 Fisheries Fund.

"After speaking with fishers, I know this has been long awaited.

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"Fishers can apply although priority will be given to projects that benefit the wider fishing community."

The fund, active from 2024-2027, will be administrated by the independent grant-making charity GrantScape.

Applications can be made through the GrantScape website grantscape.org.uk.