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.

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

Large grants: Please download an enquiry form.


Latest Grants

Thornhill Collective

  • To pay for legal and professional costs associated with establishing Thornhill Collective as a SCIO with a trading subsidiary and an options appraisal for Thornhill Old School. 05/07/2018
  • Amount Awarded £4,180

Wanlockhead Community Trust

  • To contribute to the costs of legal fees for the purchase of land by the community.
  • Amount Awarded £9,600

Spinal Injuries Scotland

  • To contribute to the costs of employing 5 part-time members of staff.
  • Amount Awarded £1,000

Nigel Henderson Court Social Tenant Participation Group

  • To provide seating and planters for the communal garden area.
  • Amount Awarded £1,000

Carronbridge Hall Fund

  • To refurbish the hall kitchen, main hall floor and redecorate. 24/08/2018
  • Amount Awarded £31,751

Durisdeer Village Committee

  • To contribute to the costs of purchasing, repairing and replacing a number items for the Hall, including new tables, a handrail, wall repairs and a new community noticeboard. 24/08/2018
  • Amount Awarded £6,493

Kirkmichael Community Council

  • To pay staff costs for a project coordinator for one year.
  • Amount Awarded £12,000

Sanquhar Bowling Club

  • To contribute to the costs of purchasing a lawnmower for green maintenance.
  • Amount Awarded £4,000

Upper Nithsdale Arts and Crafts Community Initiative (UNACCI)

  • To assist in developing the programme of events including workshops and classes for children and adults.
  • Amount Awarded £9,620

Wanlockhead Village Council

  • To install a large polytunnel and raised beds in the community garden.
  • Amount Awarded £5,646

Wanlockhead Village Council

  • To contribute to annual running costs of Village Council.
  • Amount Awarded £840

Wanlockhead Community Resource Centre

  • To contribute to the purchase of office equipment, and broadband for three years.
  • Amount Awarded £4,462

Wanlockhead Community Resource Centre

  • To undertake a feasibility study for the village Hall.
  • Amount Awarded £11,995

Wanlockhead Village Council

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

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all grants

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