SSE manages the Carcant wind farm community fund on behalf of Greencoat UK Wind.

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This fund provides around £16,400 per year for community and charitable projects in the community council areas of Moorfoot in Midlothian and Heriot in the Scottish Borders. Heriot also receives funds from SSE’s Toddleburn Wind Farm Community Fund.

You can apply for a grant if you are:

  • a legally-constituted community group;
  • a non-profit organisation; or
  • a registered charity.

For the benefit of the community council areas of:

  • Moorfoot
  • Heriot

This fund generally supports projects which:

  • enhance quality of life for local residents;
  • contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities; and
  • promote community spirit and encourage community activity.

Sorry, we can’t support projects which:

  • have a political or religious purpose;
  • subsidise the costs of energy consumption;
  • are for purposes adverse to Greencoat UK Wind's interest;
  • replace statutory funding; or
  • support individuals for their personal gain.

Funds available

Community council area Approximate annual share
Moorfoot £5,400
Heriot £11,000


Each community council area has it's own community panel to decide how funds will be allocated.

How to apply

Please use the following link to download an application form and application guidelines for Moorfoot.
For Heriot application forms and guidance, please visit the Heriot page. 

Application guidance