Beatrice Partnership Fund

The Beatrice fund will be worth a total of £6m, split between Highland (£4m) and Moray (£2m). These will be split equally between a Partnership fund in each area and a local fund.

The Partnership fund for Highland will cover the communities on the east coast of Caithness and Sutherland. In Moray, it will include all coastal communities and the four local communities, namely Buckie and District, Strathisla, Lennox and Keith.

Partnership Fund Criteria

The criteria for the Partnership fund is:

  • Creating opportunities
    Create or enhance opportunities for education and employment through activities focused on improving an individual’s chances of entering the workplace or further professional development
  • Empowering communities
    Empower fragile communities to become more resilient and to protect their vulnerable residents through measures which demonstrate long term social, environmental or economic improvements
  • Sustainable places
    Stimulate meaningful regeneration through actions which improve or enhance local infrastructure, landscape, biodiversity, or heritage to make a lasting difference to the places we live, work and visit

Applications which meet the above criteria should be submitted by Friday 10 February 2017 to either Fiona or Marianne (details below). You can apply for funding from £10,000 to a maximum of £50,000. In exceptional circumstances, we may consider applications up to 100% of total costs but we would encourage groups to leverage other external funding towards their project.

We will be holding additional funding surgeries for the Beatrice Partnership fund in Highland and Moray, details as follows:

  • 11 Jan 2017 – Latheron hall – 11am to 1pm
  • 11 Jan 2017 – West Church Hall in Dornoch – 2.30pm to 7pm
  • 12 Jan 2017 – Portgordon village hall - 2pm to 6pm
  • 13 Jan 2017 – Findhorn village centre - 1pm to 5pm Cancelled due to weather*
  • 20 Jan 2017 – Lossiemouth town hall - 1pm to 5pm

*Due to the weather conditions the funding surgery in Findhorn has been cancelled. Anyone who was planning to attend can contact Marianne Townsley on 01463 728069 to discuss their application.

If you are thinking of applying to the fund, please drop in and discuss your application.

Fiona Morrison
Community Fund Manager
SSE, 10 Henderson Road
Inverness
IV1 1SN

T: 01463 728 376
E: fiona.morrison@sse.com

Marianne Townsley
Community Fund Manager
SSE, 10 Henderson Road
Inverness
IV1 1SN

T: 01463 728 069
E: marianne.townsley@sse.com

Who will make the final decision on my application?

All applications will be assessed by SSE and reviewed by an independent panel who will make the final decision.