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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

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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SSE - Highland Sustainable Development Fund


SSE Renewables created the Sustainable Development Fund as part of its voluntary community benefit arrangements from its onshore renewable energy developments in Highland including the Stronelairg, Blaraidh, Strathy North and Dunmaglass wind farms.

Successful projects will have the potential to deliver transformational social, economic and environmental changes in the local area, help the region prepare for a net zero future, and support long-term community development.

The priority areas are:

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

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Geographical areas funded: Highland

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

You don’t need to be a registered charity to apply, but your organisation must have a constitution (governing document or set of rules) and be set up on a not-for-profit basis.

When to apply

Currently closed.

How to apply

The application form and guidance can be downloaded from the funder website. They encourage potential applicants to contact the SSE Renewables Community Investment Team prior to completing an application to discuss if your project meets the fund criteria. There are information sessions in Ullapool, Kyle of Lochalsh, Aviemore and Inverness in October/November. See the guidance for details.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Arts & culture Befriending & mentoring Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Transport Education & training Employability services Environment Health care & wellbeing Heritage & building preservation Recreation & social activities Social care & welfare Energy

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged Homeless or badly housed Socially isolated people Local communities Unemployed

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Last reviewed about 2 months ago

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