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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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The Scottish Hydro Electric Community Trust


The Scottish Hydro Electric Community Trust is an independent charitable trust. The Trust offers help to customers faced with high charges for an electricity connection within the Scottish Hydro-Electric Distribution area. Although Scottish Hydro-Electric is not allowed to differentiate between customers or to cross-subsidise customer connection, the company is aware of the problems caused by high connection charges in rural communities.

The Trust was established in 1998 with independent Trustees appointed to award grants to offset high connection costs in deserving individual domestic cases and for special community projects.

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Geographical areas funded: Clackmannanshire Fife Stirling East Dunbartonshire East Renfrewshire West Dunbartonshire Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Argyll & Bute Highland Moray Na h-Eileanan Siar Orkney Shetland Angus Dundee Perth & Kinross

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Who can apply

The supply must be for a connection to a domestic property or a community project. It can be for a supply to new property or to upgrade an existing supply.


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When to apply

The Trustees meet four times a year to consider applications. Your application must be received at least three weeks before a Trustees' meeting. The next deadline dates are: 14 May 2021, 3 September 2021.

Next deadline: 14th May 2021

How to apply

Application forms can be downloaded from the website.

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Activites funded: Community development & regeneration Community facilities General charitable activities Heritage & building preservation

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities

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