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SSE Keadby Wind Farm Community Fund

SSE Keadby Wind Farm and SDF Community Fund

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).

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North Axholme eligibility area
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 fundingandprogrammes@northlincs.gov.uk.

However, a formal signature is required on all forms.

Priority areas

  • Increase job opportunities and employment in North Lincolnshire – through activities or support focused on increasing an individual’s chances of entering employment, remaining in employment and/or progressing further in employment.

  • Enable communities to develop renewable energy schemes or energy efficiency programmes – which are of benefit to the local community and could generate social, environmental or economic benefit.

  • Enhance North Lincolnshire’s natural and built environment –for the benefit of local people and the attraction of visitors; activities that retain, enhance or build upon natural and/or local heritage.

Further details for SSE Funding are available from the SSE website:

SSE Wind Farm Fund Logo


Contact details

The Fund Administration Team – SSE Keadby Wind Farm Community Fund


01724 296926

c/o Strategic Regeneration Unit
North Lincolnshire Council
Civic Centre
Ashby Road
North Lincolnshire
DN16 1AB

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm

Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Last updated: 20/03/2017
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