The Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm is a Joint Venture between SSE Renewables, Red Rock Power, The Renewable Energy Infrastructure Group and Equitix. The community benefit funding package associated with the site has a total value £6 million to benefit groups and organisations in the Highlands and Moray and were set up following extensive engagement with local stakeholders. The funding was distributed through three funds: Beatrice Partnership Fund, Beatrice Caithness and Beatrice Moray, all administered by the SSE Renewables Community Investment team on behalf of Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (BOWL).
The Beatrice Partnership Fund was established in 2017 and ran until 2021 with £3m invested in the Highland (£2m) and Moray (£1m) areas. The fund supported projects creating opportunities for skills and employment; empowering communities to be more resilient through long term social, environmental or economic improvements; and encouraging meaningful regeneration to improve local infrastructure, landscape or heritage.
Further information on how communities have benefited can be found in the Beatrice impact report.
The Fund closed for applications in April 2021 and will not reopen. If you have any queries please contact David Shearer on the details below.
For more information on this fund please contact:
Community Fund Manager
Tel: 07823 783 404
Email: [email protected]