NorthConnect Legacy Fund


The NorthConnect Legacy Fund is provided by NorthConnect, a joint venture company, set up to develop, build, own and operate an electrical interconnector between Scotland and Norway.  For more information on NorthConnect see

The Fund is a charitable fund to support community groups and individuals that benefit residents living within a 10 mile radius of the planned interconnector (“the Area of Benefit”).  A map showing the Area of Benefit is here.

The initial donation to the NorthConnect Legacy Fund was £10,000, for distribution before the end of 2017.

Groups, organisations and individuals working to benefit people in the Area of Benefit may apply to the Fund.  Your group can either have a constitution (a governing document or set of rules) or be an informal group with no constitution, and must be set up on a not-for-profit basis.  It does not need to be a registered charity to apply. In addition, individuals, if they plan to carry out work for the benefit of the community, are also eligible to apply.  Foundation Scotland receives and processes grant applications but decisions are made by a separate decision-making Panel.

For more information about the Fund, and what projects the Fund will support and not support, please read the Fund Factsheet.

Making A Difference

The aims of the Fund are:

• To provide sustainable support to the communities and stakeholders living, working and playing in the vicinity of the NorthConnect infrastructure including: the converter station, HVAC and HVDC cabling both on and offshore.

• To support sustainable energy use and production.

• To support sustainability, energy, environment, health and wellbeing education.

• To increase participation in and access to contemporary culture, events and recreational activities in an environmentally sensitive manner.

• To preserve and enhance the natural environment for residents and visitors to the area.


This Fund is currently closed, but may open again in the late sumer/autumn of 2018.



How to Apply

Please read the Fund Factsheet and guidance before downloading and completing the application form, and return to Foundation Scotland, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.

If you have any queries email

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