THE company who owns and runs the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex in Ellesmere Port is offering 100 grants in celebration of the site’s 100th anniversary.

EET Fuels – formerly Essar Oil UK – announced its ‘100 grants for 100 years’ initiative today (Tuesday, June 19), which aims to provide financial support to community projects close to the Stanlow site, including Ellesmere Port and surrounding areas.

Stanlow was established in 1924, initially as a bitumen production site. Since then, it has grown to become a vital pillar of the UK’s energy sector for a century, providing essential products and transportation fuels.

The Centenary celebration will also encompass a series of events and initiatives that recognise Stanlow's significant contribution to the Cheshire community, the North West region, and the UK as a whole.

The company say that it will also use the Centenary to recognise, celebrate and give thanks to the communities connected to Stanlow while demonstrating its long-term commitment to support these communities long into the future.

“We are incredibly proud of the Stanlow Refinery’s rich history and its significant contribution to the region’s economy,” said Deepak Maheshwari, CEO of EET Fuels.

“The Stanlow Refinery 100 Grant Fund is our way of giving back to the community that has supported us for the past century.”

The Stanlow Refinery 100 Grant Fund is open to applications from registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working in the following sector:

  • Education and skills development
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Community health and well-being
  • Culture and heritage

A group can apply for grant of up to £1,000, and applications will be judged on their potential to make a positive impact on the local community.

“We are committed to being a good neighbour and playing a positive role in the Ellesmere Port community,” said Michelle Lewis, Corporate Affairs Director, EET Fuels.

“We encourage all eligible organisations to apply for a grant and help us celebrate this important milestone.”

Applications for the Stanlow Refinery 100 Grant Fund can be made from today. For more information and how to apply, please visit: