Seagreen Community Benefit Fund
The Seagreen Community Benefit Fund has been established to benefit communities located in parts of Dundee and Angus who have some impact from construction of the project. A total of £1.8m will be invested in local projects over the next few years.
The areas of benefit have been identified and includes the following local community council areas:
Murroes & Wellbank
Ferryden & Craig
Each will benefit from £250k to help improve their areas and fund locally supported projects.
They will each also receive money each year to provide small micro grants to local groups.
Additionally, we have committed to providing micro grant funding to two additional areas over the next three years:
Monikie & Newbigging
Each area will work towards promoting their funds and some deadlines may be set for rounds of funding. These will be advertised locally and each area will be supported by the Community Investment team at SSE Renewables acting on behalf of Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd to deliver the funding in their area.
Applying for funding
In general, the fund will be open to applications from constituted (governing document) not-for-profit groups.
The project seeking funding must be for the benefit of the residents of their community council area.
The primary focus for the fund will be community-focussed or charitable activities which:
enhance the environment, conservation & biodiversity
improve community spaces, facilities and services
promote health and well-being
For revenue projects, it is important to bear in mind that there is no guarantee of ongoing support. A key focus of the fund is sustainability and as such we would encourage groups to be working towards being self-sustainable where possible.
Applications where clear efforts have been made to explore other possible sources of grant funding and/or where reasonable efforts have been made to raise money through local fundraising will be looked upon more favourably.
The Skilz Academy were recipients and used the grant to provide free sport and physical activity sessions for the community.
The Skilz Academy walking group (above) is in partnership with Reach Across, a local mental health charity.
More information on the availability of funds in each area will be advertised locally through the community councils with application materials and any deadlines provided on the SSE Renewables website.
For further information contact the Seagreen Community Investment Manager:
T: 01738 340621