Sustainable development fund

The Sustainable Development Fund is in addition to our local community funds and supports strategic projects in the regions where SSE is operating. It allows the benefits of our renewable energy developments to be accessible to a wider area and is directed to projects that can achieve significant impact in local communities. We expect the fund could be worth over £57 million over the next 25 years.

Project eligibility

The community fund can support projects which:

  • Creating opportunities – increase opportunities for education and employment
  • Empowering communities – build resilience and protect vulnerable residents
  • Building sustainable places – stimulate meaningful community regeneration

Projects in the following areas can apply:

  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Highlands
  • North Lincolnshire
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Scottish Borders
  • South Lanarkshire

You can find out who is eligible to apply here.

Fund timetable

AreaStatusWho to contact for more information
Dumfries and GallowayClosed - due to open in Spring 2025Lindsay Dougan (details below)
HighlandsClosed – due to open in Autumn 2023Lindsay Dougan (details below)
North LincolnshireOpenThis is managed in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council:
T: 01724 296926
Perth and KinrossClosed - due to open in Spring 2023Lindsay Dougan (details below)
Scottish BordersClosed - due to open in Spring 2023Lindsay Dougan (details below)
South LanarkshireOpen- closes on 18 January 2023

The application form can be accessed here

Lindsay Dougan (details below)

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