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Local engagement

Local engagement

A local engagement program is established to contribute by:

  • Investing in local communities near our operating organisations in the Stavanger region and in Hammerfest, in addition to our branch office in Oslo.
  • Performing research and development activities in Northern and Western Norway.
  • Using local suppliers as far as possible, including dividing larger-scale contracts into smaller parts to allow local businesses to participate.
  • Facilitating opportunities for national suppliers; establishing local presence and entering into industrial cooperation locally, especially in Northern Norway.
  • Investing in projects in primary and secondary education, to increase awareness and competency.
  • Supporting cultural projects in order to increase communities’ attractiveness for existing and potential new residents.

Vår Energi supports the following community investment projects:

 

Finnmark

Sami Reindeer Races Federation
Sami culture and sporting event.

Sirma IL, Tana
Sports Association founded in 1956 organised under the Sami Sports Federation which works for the promotion of Sami culture and language.

Young Entrepreneurship, Finnmark
Young Entrepreneurship (UE) is an ideal nationwide organisation that, in collaboration with the educational system, business and other players, is working to develop children’s and young people’s creativity and faith in themselves.

Arctic Cultural Center and Hammerfest Cultural School, Hammerfest
Arctic Cultural Center and Hammerfest Culture School is central to the cultural life of in Hammerfest. Through its activities it contributes to a richer cultural and social life for the people living in the region.

Nordkapp Film Festival, Honningsvåg
Nordkapp Film Festival is a small and intimate audience festival located in Honningsvåg. Nordkapp Film Festival is an important meeting place for the Norwegian film industry.

Varanger Festival, Vadsø
Varanger Festival is Northern Norway’s largest festival and focuses on jazz, own productions and artists from the North.

Arctic Talent, Northern Norway
Arctic Talent is Northern Norway’s largest musical stipend, awarded by Vår Energi, in collaboration with the Varanger Festival. The goal of Arctic Talent is to contribute to a greater commercial success for artists from the North who have talent, ambitions and potential.

Sørøya Sea Fishing Competition, Hasvik
An annual sea fishing competition organised by Sørøy Havfiskeklubb. The sea fishing competition mobilises boats from large parts of the island of Sørøya to take the local and foreign competitors out to the fishing fields.

Sørøyrocken, Sørvær
Music festival on the Sørøya island, west of Hammerfest. Concerts take place between rough sea and steep mountains surrounding the local fishing community at Sørvær, north-west on the island.

Newton Room at Energy House, Hammerfest
A Newton room is a practical, exciting classroom. The goal is to give children and young people with good learning experiences and a sense of achievement when working with science, mathematics and technology.

Perleporten Kulturhus
Perleporten Kulturhus is a Cultural venue and café, located in the centre of Honningsvåg, with outdoor service and a wonderful view over Honningsvåg Harbour.

Vår Energi Arena – Hammerfest
New indoor sports arena in Hammerfest.

 


Rogaland

Science Factory, Sandnes
The Science Factory is a modern science centre, whose goal is to stimulate children’s and young people’s interest in science, mathematics and technology.

Norwegian oil museum, Stavanger
Norway’s only dedicated museum for oil industry in Norway. The museum conveys oil from an exploration perspective through production to ripple effects.

:ASFALT
Magazine sold on the street by people struggling with alcohol addiction and a challenging life situation. Sellers by the magazine for NOK 50,- and sells it for NOK 100,-. The NOK 50,- profit make up the sellers salary.   

The Church City Mission
The Church City Mission is an inclusive, nonprofit organization, which works in towns and cities across Norway, among people who face challenges in life for various reasons.

TV-aksjonen
Annual national fundraising campaign in Norway. Organized by the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK.

Young Entrepreneurship, Rogaland
Junior Achievement Young Entreprise (JA-YE) is an ideal nationwide organisation that, in collaboration with the educational system, business and other players, is working to develop children’s and young people’s creativity and faith in themselves.

University Scholarships
Support to PhD students with University of Stavanger and NTNU.

Viking Football Club / Vår Energi Cup
Support to Viking FC recreational sports and the Vår Energi Cup for 6-11 year olds in the Stavanger region.