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  • Resilient Communities Fund – North of Scotland

    The fund is open to constituted community groups, not-for-profit organisations and registered charities working in the Scottish Hydro Power Distribution area in the north of Scotland. If you are unsure who your distribution network operator is, please check here.

    You can also view a larger map of our distribution area in Scotland here

    highlights of our regions in Scotland
  • About the fund

    How is the fund managed?
    The fund operates as a competitive grant-making scheme. The Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Resilient Communities Fund Panel reviews applications and determines which projects should receive funding. The panel comprises representatives with expertise in community resilience planning alongside members of the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks management team.
    How much is available?
    £1,000,000 will be distributed over two years from January 2015. Grants between £500 and £20,000 are available. 
    The funding round opens twice a year.
    What can we fund?
    The fund supports projects that:

    • Protect the welfare of vulnerable customers during a significant power outage or emergency weather event e.g the purchase of cold-weather kits or facilities to support elderly and other vulnerable groups

    • Enhance community facilities and services that may be used or instigated in the event of a significant power outage or emergency weather event e.g the upgrade of the village hall to allow for greater support during major incidents

    • Improve communication during an emergency situation, to keep communities informed or aid contact between local groups and response services e.g satellite radio technology for communication between local first responder groups
    What can't be funded?
    • Projects that do not benefit people living in the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks area
    • Activities that are the responsibility of the statutory authorities
    • Retrospective funding (ie paying for costs incurred before a decision on an application for support from the fund can be made)
    • The fund will not provide grants directly to individuals