About the Fund
The Star Energy Community Fund is a further commitment we make towards the vitality of the communities in which we operate. For the 2024 round, it covers specific areas of Surrey, West Sussex and Lincolnshire. Our Community Fund has distributed over £1 million since its launch in 2008 to projects that are charitable, educational, or benevolent in purpose. Projects are chosen by an independent panel consisting of representatives from local authorities or appropriate community organisations in the areas where the fund operates.
Projects that we support benefit groups of people within communities close to our operations, as well as wildlife and the environment. Previous grants have been awarded to projects supporting children, young people and vulnerable members of our communities; regeneration projects; self-help groups delivering basic services; wildlife and environmental projects; and projects providing education and skills development opportunities.
We support projects that make a difference to life in the mainly rural communities where we operate. We are keen to support community and voluntary organisations that are charitable, educational or benevolent in purpose. We also welcome applications from local schools, especially those involving projects that reach out into their communities.
Beyond all else, you have to be able to demonstrate the need for your project, real community benefits and value for money. Please note that we cannot consider applications covering a wider area unless they can show specific and substantial benefit to the “host” community and its immediate surrounds.
The closer your project is to the Star Energy location to which it applies the stronger your case.
We welcome applications from organisations that involve
Where we operate
The fund aims to support projects in the immediate area of our operational facilities. This will usually be the actual community in which the facility is located or sometimes an immediately adjoining one. Priority will be given to projects from “host” towns and villages on the basis that this is where we have greatest community impact. Our operations may be onshore oil and gas production facilities, sometimes combined with electricity generation sites.
How to apply
As a preliminary, please email us with a summary of your proposal and an indication of approximate costs. This will enable us to make an initial assessment and to confirm that you qualify before you commit time to the full application. You are also welcome to contact us at any stage to discuss your project.
The full application form should be completed and submitted electronically. Once your full application is received, we may contact you for further information.
Our grants panel will consider all applications for the year, and we will announce its decisions and publish them here on our website.
Star Energy Community Fund
4 The Dell
Hampshire, SP11 0LF