Communities given cash boost
Communities and good causes around Magnox sites benefitted from over £1 mllion in funding during 2019/20 from the company’s socio-economic scheme.
The scheme aims to help build sustainable communities around former nuclear power stations, and mitigate the impact decommissioning those sites has on the surrounding communities. The funding is provided by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).
During the year, Magnox supported 10 projects totaling over £260K in the communities near to Hunterston A Site, including funding awards to Kilwinning Community Football Academy, Largs Viking Festival, Ardrossan Indoor Bowling Club, West Kilbride Yuletide Group, Largs Academy, West Kilbride Early Years Centre, Largs Youth Theatre, CS Dance Academy, Largs Community Garden and North Ayrshire College at Kilwinning.
“We are very pleased to be able to support the communities in which we work by funding projects and schemes that help encourage and develop education and skills, social infrastructure and sustainable employment,” said John Grierson, Hunterston A Site Director.
“We have helped a number of organisations and charities to achieve their goals by providing finances and support, and it is our joint intention to make sure that our socio‑economic support continues to achieve the greatest possible impact. We have also worked closely with a number of our stakeholders who are active in the community to achieve this.
“We also recognise the importance of being a good neighbour in the communities we operate in, and would encourage smaller organisations to apply to us for support for things like sports shirts and nursery equipment.”
Magnox and the NDA Authority work together to support a wide range of projects, from large transformational schemes that receive multi-year funding to equipment that supports education and skills development.