SSE Thermal wants to work with local communities, community group representatives and stakeholders to design a package that takes local needs and aspirations into consideration. Giving opportunity for stakeholders to provide their thoughts and ideas and for SSE Thermal to capture this feedback which will influence priorities for delivery.

The fund, which will be available to local charities and community organisations, will open for applications later in 2024 with decisions taken on which projects to fund on a quarterly basis.

SSE Thermal invites you to participate in the development of the new Community Benefit Fund, as part of a wider Community Investment package, to share our plans and gain feedback.

We will be carrying out consultations around our existing assets throughout the first half of 2024.

Our first consultation period, for the communities around Peterhead Power Station in Aberdeenshire and Great Island Power Station in Ireland, will be open from Monday 18 March and close on Friday 26 April.

We encourage feedback on the proposed package and this can be shared via our online feedback forms below:

Peterhead Feedback Form

Great Island Feedback Form

We are also holding some in person drop in sessions within these local communities. Please join us, and encourage communities members to drop in to one of our engagement sessions where members of the Community Investment team will be available to provide further detail and discuss local benefits.


Wednesday 27 March 2024

3pm – 7pm

Peterhead Football Club, Balmoor Stadium, Balmoor Terrace, Peterhead AB42 1EQ

Thursday 28 March 2024

9am – 1pm

Seaview Hotel, Seaview Road, Boddam, Peterhead AB42 3NS

Great Island

Tuesday 26 March 2024

3pm - 7pm

Faithlegg House Hotel, Faithlegg, County Waterford

Wednesday 27 March 2024

3pm - 7pm

Horeswood GAA Club, Ballyfarnoge, Co Wexford, Y34 C432