A King’s Lynn homelessness charity will reopen later this year thanks to a £10,000 grant from a major offshore wind farm project.
The Winter Night Shelter is to benefit from the East Coast Community Fund set up by Danish company Ørsted, which operates the Race Bank wind farm in the North Sea, to support community and environmental initiatives along the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk coasts.
The shelter opens every night of the week from the beginning of November until the end of March, accommodating and providing meals for up to 23 people who would otherwise be forced to sleep rough
Andrew Frere-Smith, a spokesman for King’s Lynn Winter Night Shelter, said: “The £10,000 from the East Coast Community Fund is going to make such a difference.
“This money will enable us to continue the coordinator’s contract through the summer so she can develop a fundraising committee, maintain contact with partner agencies and mentor some of the clients.
“Without this support we would be back to square one in the Autumn.”