Solent Offshore Renewable Energy Consortium (SOREC)

Over the next 10 years, the offshore renewable energy market will see massive growth nationally and worldwide. To assist companies across the South East of England grasping that opportunity, the Solent Offshore Renewable Energy Consortium (SOREC) has been set up. Providing a range of business support activities, SOREC is an employers' organisation for companies in the offshore renewable energy sector within the South East of England.

SOREC is based on a strong partnership including:

All of the partners bring their own expertise to SOREC, which gives this organisation an impressive background of talent. 

SOREC provides a strong network of support for companies including supply chain development, innovation and tech transfer and a grant scheme for SMEs in the sector looking to increase their workforce.

It is anticipated that the expansion of the Offshore Renewable Energy sector will create many new jobs within the South East of England. 

SOREC administers and delivers ERDF funded grants to assist companies who are already in the sector or who want to expand into this sector.The grants are aimed at small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to support job creation in the South East of England. 

The grants can support up to 50% of costs of a project, up to a maximum individual grant limit of £50,000.

ERDF funded grants available:

  • Are you an SME located in the South East of England, or looking to locate part of your business in the South East?
  • Do you currently provide services to the Offshore Renewable Energy industry, or would you like to expand into this sector?
  • Are you considering a project within your business which will create jobs?
  • Do you anticipate that the project will be completed by August 2015?

If so, and a grant would help your business, contact SOREC for further details.