Communities can access funds which we make available near each of our renewable energy developments.
For over ten years now we have established funds to enable communities to develop sustainably by funding charitable and community initiatives.
In Great Britain, since 2002 we have supported over 1,000 community projects with grants totalling over £13 million.
We set up local and regional community funds for each new onshore wind farm we build. For our local funds, panels made up of community members review applications and decide which projects to support and we work closely with the panel and applicants to ensure opportunities are maximised for the benefit of the community.
Details of our community benefit funds, and how to apply for funds in your area, can be found by following the links below. We support the Scottish Government's Community Benefit Register and each of our funds is also listed there.
Sustainable Development Funds
In addition to our local community funds, we launched the SSE Sustainable Development Fund to support strategic projects in the regions in which we are investing. Successful projects will have the potential to make a significant and transformational difference to people in these areas. We will make funds available within any local authority are where an SSE wind farm was constructed after 1 January 2012 and expect the fund could be worth over £50 million over the next 25 years.
Our first Sustainable Development Fund is now open in the Highland region. For information on how to apply please click here.
Further Sustainable Development Funds will be opened in Perth and Kinross, the Scottish Borders and Argyll and Bute during 2014.
More fund information
Funds near you
|Highlands||Argyll and Bute||Perth and Kinross|
|Achany wind farm||Tangy wind farm||Griffin and Calliachar|
|Fairburn wind farm||Drumderg wind farm|
|Fairburn energy efficiency fund|
|Glendoe hydro scheme|
|Gordonbush wind farm|
|Kingairloch hydro scheme|
|Kyle of Sutherland apprenticeship scheme|
|North Ayrshire||Orkney Islands||Dumfries and Galloway|
|Hunterston Offshore Turbine test facility||Bu||Artfield fell|
|Spurness||Clyde Dumfries and Galloway|
|Scottish Borders||South Lanarkshire||South Ayrshire|
|Clyde Borders||Clyde||Hadyard Hill wind farm|
|Toddleburn Oxton and Channelkirk|