Application window opens for £182,000 local project fund 

Community Advice and Support
09:25, Monday, 23rd August 2021

North Lincolnshire community groups and charities are invited to apply for up to £30,000 of funding from the SSE Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).

The current application window is open until 30 September.

In 2013 SSE developed a 34-turbine site in North Lincolnshire and pledged more than £8.5m for community projects, including the SDF.

The SDF is aimed at community focused or charitable activities with projects that can achieve a significant impact in local communities.

The funding aims to:

  • Create opportunities for education and employment through activities that develop skills and improve an individual’s chance of entering the workplace.
  • Empower communities to become more resilient and protect vulnerable residents through measures which demonstrate long-term social, environmental or economic improvements.
  • Make sustainable places by stimulating meaningful regeneration to improve or enhance local infrastructure, landscape, biodiversity or heritage and make a lasting difference to the places people live, work and visit.

The fund is worth £182,282 per year.

Recent awards included £16,300 to the Wilderspin National School Museum and Joseph Wright Hall in Barton to upgrade their electrics to meet latest energy efficiency guidelines.

Groups can apply for funding from £10,000 up to a maximum of £30,000. A minimum of 10 per cent contribution must be made to support applications.

The SSE Sustainable Development Fund Panel will review applications and determine which projects will receive funding in November.

You don’t need to be a registered charity to apply, but your organisation must have a constitution and be set up on a not-for-profit basis.

More information, including an application form, is available on the funding page of our website.