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SSE Sustainable Development Fund - Now Open for Applications

31st October 2017

The Sustainable Development Fund is in addition to our local community funds and supports strategic projects in the regions where SSE is operating. It allows the benefits of our renewable energy developments to be accessible to a wider area and is directed to projects that can achieve significant impact in local communities. So far we have supported £3million in grants through the Sustainable Development Fund.

The fund supports projects which take a longer term view by delivering transformational social, economic and/or environmental changes in the community and develop sustainable ventures for the future.

We will make funds available within any local authority 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.


The Highland Sustainable Development Fund is currently open for applications.

The criteria for the fund is as follows and more information is available on the fund guidelines and application form documents which are included below:

Creating opportunities - increased opportunities for education and employment
Empowering communities - build resilience and protect vulnerable residents
Building sustainable places - stimulate meaningful community regeneration

Completed applications should be sent to Marianne Townsley by 12 Noon on Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Full details and application forms can be found at -

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