FUNDING: SSE launches £2million Perthshire Sustainable Development Fund

Energy company SSE is calling on community groups to share their ‘big ideas’ and apply to the new SSE Perthshire Sustainable Development Fund.

The Fund has been provided as part of the community benefit arrangements from SSE’s onshore wind farms in the region.  It is expected to open every three years and will support over £2million in funding over its lifetime.  An independent panel chaired by the former First Minister Lord Jack McConnell will decide on grant awards from the fund.Non-profit making organisations, community groups and charities in the Perth and Kinross region can apply with preference given to projects that will benefit Highland and East Perthshire. The budget for the first round is £250,000 with applications of £10,000 and over accepted.