A wind farm developer has brought a 34-turbine site to North Lincolnshire and has pledged more than £8.5m for community projects.
SSE have two funding schemes available in North Lincolnshire for community projects:
- SSE Keadby Wind farm Community Fund
- The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF)
SSE Keadby Wind Farm Community Fund
Around £170,000 per year has been allocated to the SSE Keadby Wind Farm Community Fund and made available to community projects within the North Axholme Ward area.
The SSE Keadby Wind Farm Community Fund is accepting expressions of interest [DOC, 201Kb] from projects within the eligible area (see map).
North Axholme eligibility area
We have full guidance notes and eligibility criteria [PDF, 366Kb] available for those wishing to apply for the scheme living in the eligible area.
The application procedure [PDF, 316Kb] details how to apply for funding and when the deadlines are.
We currently have two programmes of funding:
- large grant fund – for projects seeking more than £3,000 in grant and over £10,000 in total
- small grant fund – for projects seeking up to £3,000 in grant and no more than £10,000 in total
The decision making panel meets every quarter to discuss projects, the deadlines for submitting applications are:
|Deadline ||Decision-making panel |
|6 January 2017 |
|23 January 2017 |
|7 April 2017 |
|24 April 2017 |
|7 July 2017 |
|24 July 2017 |
|6 October 2017 |
|23 October 2017 |
The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF)
The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) is in addition to our local community funds and supports strategic projects in the regions where SSE is operating. It allows the benefits of our renewable energy developments to be accessible to a wider area and is directed to projects that can achieve significant impact in local communities.
In 2014, SSE supported over £1.5m in grants through the Sustainable Development Fund.
| Fund opened |
|30 January 2017 |
|Expressions of interest deadline |
|27 March 2017 |
|Main applications deadline |
|10 April 2017 |
|Applicants made aware of decision |
|End of May 2017 |
Those wishing to apply to the Sustainable Development Fund should submit an expression of interest form [DOC, 1Mb].
We have full guidance notes and eligibility criteria [PDF, 505Kb] available for those wishing to apply.
Please submit your expression of interest which will be assessed for eligibility and if your project is eligible, you will be invited to complete a full application.
All forms can be submitted by email to email@example.com.
However, a formal signature is required on all forms.
Further details for SSE Funding are available from the SSE website: