About our funds

SSE 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 the areas of 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 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: 0141 224 7729

Fiona Morrison
Community Investment Manager
Tel: 01463 728376

Gareth Shields
Community Investment Manager
Tel: 0141 224 7712

Marianne Townsley
Community Investment Manager
Tel: 01463 728069

Craig Mullen
Community Investment Manager
Tel: 01738 516504