SSE is constructing an offshore wind turbine test facility at Hunterston in North Ayrshire. The facility will be Scotland’s first offshore wind turbine test site and will be an extension of SSE's Glasgow-based Centre of Engineering Excellence for Renewable Energy (CEERE).

The Hunterston Community Fund will provide £50,000 per year to community and charitable projects for the 5 year lifespan of the project.

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:

  • Cumbrae;
  • Fairlie;
  • Largs; and
  • West Kilbride

How can I apply?

Groups in Cumbrae and Largs should apply directly through SSE.
Click here to view a full list of grants to Largs and Cumbrae.
Please see below for the application form and guidelines. 

Applications in the Fairlie area should be made directly to the Fairlie Community Trust.
Please use the Fairlie application below and send directly to:

The Administrator
SSE Hunterston/Fairlie Community Fund
30 Bay Street 

Requests for applications in the West Kilbride area should be made directly to:

West Kilbride Community Trust 
c/o West Kilbride Post Office 
Orchard Street 
West Kilbride 
KA23 9AD


Cumbrae and Largs - Application
Fairlie - Large grant application
Fairlie - Small grant application