Through our Spurness wind farm, we provide £20,000 per year to community and charitable projects. Between 2004 and 2029 we expect to invest £412,500 in local projects.

You can apply for a grant if you are:

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

We can support projects which:

  • develop skills and abilities to implement projects that are important to the island’s future;
  • support the acquisition, development and use of community assets;
  • increase the involvement with local organisations and community activity;
  • overcome the barriers that can prevent disadvantaged or excluded members of the community from enjoying a high quality of life, particularly young people and the elderly;
  • involve them in caring for the environment and ensuring it is protected for future generations; and
  • strengthens the local economy through community-led entrepreneurial 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 SSE’s interest;
  • replace statutory funding; or
  • support individuals for their personal gain.

Grants Available

How much How to apply
£1 - £250 Applications for grants of up to £250 can be made through a micro-grants scheme administered by Sanday Community Council. The Community Council will receive applications directly and make decisions on any micro-grants to be awarded in its area. E-mail sandayccclerk@gmail.com for an application form.
£251 - £2,000 Small grants application form
£2,001 - £10,000 Main grants application form
£10,001+ Please contact our community investment advisor


Who can I contact for further information?

Fiona Morrison

Community Funds Manager

T: +44 (0) 01463 728376
E: fiona.morrison@sse.com

Main grant application form
Small grant application form