Through our Stronelairg wind farm we make around £569,250 per year available to communities and charitable projects. Between 2017 and 2042 we expect to invest £28 million in local projects.


The Stronelairg Community Fund is split into two parts

Main Grant Funding – For applications from £501- £10,000. This is administered by SSE, with the decisions made by a panel of local people.

Micro Grant Funding – For applications up to £500. This is administered by Community Councils in each area.


Community-focussed or charitable activities which:

Encourage community activity and promote community spirit,
Ensure adequate access to services for all community members including those with disabilities,
Improve local infrastructure and connectivity,
Build the local economy including opportunities for apprenticeships and training,
Build community capacity and cohesion between groups,
Develop or maintain community assets,
Encompass Heritage, Culture, Arts, Health and Wellbeing (including sports)

Projects in the following Highland community council areas can apply:

  • Stratherrick & Foyers
  • Laggan
  • Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge and Achnacarry


Micro Grant deadlines are issued by the local community council, and are included in the application forms, downloadable below.

Main Grant deadlines for applications:
4 March 2019
3 September 2019

In two community council areas, the community fund is administered by local community organisations. For more information about the funds, deadlines and how to apply, please contact the relevant group by clicking on the links below:

Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston

How to Apply

The applications form and guidelines are available to download below. The Micro Grant forms are specific to each community council area, and the Main Grant Forms and Main Grant Guidance cover all three areas.

Main Grant Application Form - £501 - £10,000
Main Grant Guidelines
Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge and Achnacarry

Micro Grant Application

Stratherrick & Foyers

Micro Grant Application


Micro Grant Application

Contact details

For more information on this fund please contact:

Marianne Townsley
Marianne Townsley

Community Investment Manager

Tel: 01463 728069