SSE Renewables is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work. We understand we must contribute positively to society by being an active in the communities that we are part of.
This section of our website provides examples and case studies of how we serve the communities we operate in.
SSE Renewables is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work. We understand we must contribute positively to this society by being an active contributor to the communities that we are part of. We support this through two programmes:
We operate a leading community investment programme, delivering financial support to a diverse range of community projects near to our renewable developments.
SSE Renewables manages 46 funds, which have supported over 9,000 community projects with grants of £78m since 2008. We provide funding in a range of mechanisms:
- Local Funds support communities nearest to a wind farm. We support panels made up of community members who review applications and decide which projects provide the best benefit for the community.
- Sustainable Development Funds support strategic projects in the local authority regions in which we are investing. This fund support projects which take a longer term view by delivering transformational social, economic and/or environmental changes.
- Scholarship Funds help local students with their student fees and expenses whist creating a pool of well-trained and experienced professionals, transforming career prospects in regional communities.
- Skills Funds assist in the provision of learning, training, education and employment initiatives that help build capacity, tackle rural isolation, and increase employment opportunities.
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