Powering local change across
SSE Renewables is Northern Ireland’s leading supporter of local communities, and through its voluntary community funding from its wind farms has been powering local change for more than a decade. Our funding is awarded to community groups near SSE Renewables’ three wind farms in Northern Ireland: Bessy Bell, Tievenameenta, and Slieve Kirk Wind Park.
Through our annual Community Fund programme, SSE Renewables has awarded £3m so far to over 800 community projects in the communities closest to its wind farms.
2021 marks a change in the name of the funding programme. Previously promoted under the SSE Airtricity brand, the programme is now known as the SSE Renewables Community Fund. The change is designed to better link annual funding award payments from SSE’s wind farms in Northern Ireland to SSE Renewables, which owns and operates each of the company’s wind farm sites.
Each of our Community Funds is paid out annually, starting one year after the wind farm starts producing electricity and lasting for the operational lifetime of each wind development, which is usually about 25 years. By providing this funding, SSE Renewables seeks to enable local regeneration through community-led economic, social and environmental development.
Find out more about each individual community fund below