SSE Clyde (Dumfries and Galloway)

Community Fund


This is a charitable fund provided by SSE, the owner of the Clyde Wind Farm to benefit local communities. The Fund will benefit the 12 Community Council areas of Carronbridge, Durisdeer Johnstone, Kirkconnel and Kelloholm, Kirkmichael, Kirkpatrick Juxta, Moffat and District, Closeburn, Royal Burgh of Sanquhar & District, Thornhill, Wamphray and Wanlockhead. It will be in place for the operating life of the wind farm which is expected to be 25 years.

The Fund is managed by Foundation Scotland.  Decisions on awards will be made by a local Community Panel made up of representatives from each of the 12 communities.

The fund is approximately £155,000 annually; with each community allocated a 1/12th share.  However the amounts available for distribution vary, depending on each area's previous funding commitments.  Some areas have already allocated their funds and therefore no longer have funds available for grant-making.

For the current round the 12 communities have the following available.

Area Amount Area Amount
Carronbridge £41,312 Kirkpartick Juxta (Beattock) £38,595
Closeburn £9,854 Moffat £27,870
Durisdeer £24,031 Royal Burgh of Sanquhar £12,718
Johnstone £42,581 Thornhill £14,446
Kirkconnel & Kelloholm £16,075 Wamphray £36,393
Kirkmichael £78,183 Wanlockhead £20,312

Groups and organisations working to benefit people in the 12 communities can apply to the Fund.  Your group must have a constitution (a governing document or set of rules) and be set up on a not-for-profit basis.  It does not need a registered charity to apply.

For more information read the fund factsheet

Read the Fund Case Study

Making A Difference

The fund will provide grants to support the costs of relevant projects, services and facilities that meet the following criteria. This can include running costs for local groups, staff or sessional workers, consultations and feasibility studies, events and festivals, the cost of purchasing equipment, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities etc.

The purpose of the fund is to support activities that will:

• enhance quality of life and promote people's well-being.
• promote community spirit and bring people together.
• foster vibrant, sustainable communities.



Application Deadline    Decision

23rd January 2019          March 2019

3rd July 2019                  September 2019

How to Apply

Download the fund factsheet  for more information before applying.

Small grants: Please apply online or by downloading the application form

Standard grants : Please apply online or by downloading the application form

Large grants: Please download an enquiry form.


Latest Grants

Wanlockhead Village Council

  • To complete the purchase and installation of Christmas lights for the village.
  • Amount awarded: £17,110

Nith Valley Leaf Trust

  • To purchase a plot of vacant land and build a community internet hub and three homes to rent at an affordable level for local families.
  • Amount awarded: £52,500

Friends of Clark's Little Ark

  • To improve existing paths to enable wheelchair access to some parts of the facility.
  • Amount awarded: £3,000

British Traithlon Foundation Trust

  • To run a weekly Triathlon club in Sanquhar as well as school events, holiday camps and family participation events.
  • Amount awarded: £2,663

South of Scotland Tennis Championships

  • To purchase tennis balls and trophies for the 2018 Tennis Championship.
  • Amount awarded: £1,296

Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Children's Gala

  • To contribute to the Kirkconnel & Kelloholm Children’s Gala Day entertainment in 2018.
  • Amount awarded: £2,600

Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Development Trust

  • To contribute to the salaries of the Development Worker and Ground Maintenance Worker for one year.
  • Amount awarded: £10,000

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all grants

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