As part of SSE Thermal’s package of commitments to the communities in which we operate, the introduction of an annual fund enables us to support organisations that are working to deliver benefits for the community in and around our existing operational sites.

  • £25,000 per year* (€25,000 in Ireland)
  • A cap of £2,000 per application will be in place to ensure we maximise the level of projects funded

Applications are now open for the first four locations:

The application window is open for six weeks and will close to applications on Friday 23 August 2024.

Decisions on which projects have been successful could take around 8 weeks. There will be approximately £12,000 (€12,000) available for this round of funding.

Further Information on the Community Investment Fund

A group is eligible to apply if they are legally-constituted community group, a non-profit organisation, or a registered charity

All applications must meet SSE’s guidelines and values and must not be used for the following:

  • Political or religious purposes
  • For purposes adverse to SSE’s interest
  • To replace statutory funding
  • To support individuals for their personal gain

Priority will be given to projects which are to be delivered in close proximity to the site. Our aim is to ensure that we understand each community based on its individual needs.

A funding panel will be in place to ensure consistent and transparent decision making. This group is proposed to consist of

  • One member of the Power Station leadership team
  • One member of the SSE Thermal Community Investment team
  • Three community representatives

A scoring system will be in place, with priority given to applications:

  • In closest proximity to the site
  • That fall into one of the local priority areas, as chosen in consultation with the local community, making each fund unique to the needs of individual communities
  • That could benefit the greatest amount of people

* index linked to CPI, reviewed every 5 years

If you require any assistance, please contact the Jayne Collings, Community Investment Manager on (0) 7471 401981 or [email protected] or [email protected]

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