Magnox has awarded nearly £100,000 to help boost the economic development around its sites in the South East of England.
The money comes from the company’s socio-economic scheme, which is administered on behalf the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), and aims to help build sustainable communities around former nuclear power stations.
Magnox operates both Bradwell and Dungeness A Sites, and the awards to the Romney Resource Centre, near Dungeness, and the Maldon District Enterprise Centre, near Bradwell, are aimed at helping create a positive future for both of the regions.
“The opportunity for from these projects to deliver long-term benefit is huge and, by working in partnership with our communities, we aim to help them develop lasting programmes that meet their specific needs,” said Nigel Monckton, Magnox Socio-Economic Manager.
The Romney Marsh project received £38,260 to help adults gain skills in English, maths and technology as well as to find work placements and employment. In turn, this will support the continuation of three jobs at the project.
And in Maldon the £60,000 awarded will continue to drive forward the project to establish an Enterprise Centre in the area, developing business plans and a design for the building
Magnox, the Cavendish Fluor Partnership and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority work together to support a wide range of transformational projects that receive various types of support, from multi-year funding to specialist equipment, that supports education and skills development.
“We have helped a number of organisations to achieve their goals by providing finance and support, and it is our joint intention to make sure that our socio‑economic support continues to achieve the greatest possible impact,” added Nigel.
To find out more or to apply for funding please visit www.magnoxsocioeconomic.com