About our funds

Powering Local Change

SSE Renewables is one of the largest energy companies in the UK with a substantial portfolio of renewable energy projects. This means we contribute large sums of money to local communities, particularly in areas close to our onshore wind farms.

We made a commitment in 2012 to provide community benefit for new wind farms to local communities for the lifetime of the wind farm. Our ambition is to make sure every single penny of that money is spent wisely; it makes a difference and reflects the priorities of local people. We think the best way to achieve this is for the grant decision to be made by local people.

Our Funding Process

Our Team

SSE Renewables has a dedicated team of experienced Community Fund Managers who support the panels of the local and sustainable development funds to deliver the grant programme. We have moved to a locational working model with fund managers based out of two hubs, in Inverness in the north and Glasgow in the south. In addition to being close to the communities, this approach has allowed for better collaboration with other funders and the sharing of best practice.

Morven Smith
Head of Community Investment

Lindsay Dougan
Community Investment Manager
Tel: 01738 340292

Fiona Morrison
Community Investment Manager
Tel: 01738 340098

Gareth Shields
Community Investment Manager
Tel: 01738 340142

Marianne Townsley
Community Investment Manager
Tel: 01738 341839

Craig Mullen
Community Investment Manager
Tel: 01738 340621