The Sustainable Development Fund is in addition to SSE's local community funds and supports strategic projects in the regions where SSE is operating. The fund supports projects which take a longer term view by delivering transformational social, economic and/or environmental changes in the community and develop sustainable ventures for the future.

The fund supports projects which:

  1. Creating opportunities – Create or enhance opportunities for education and employment through activities that develop skills and improve an individual’s chance of entering the workplace.
  2. Empowering communities – Empower communities to become more resilient and protect vulnerable residents through measures which demonstrate long-term social, environmental or economic improvements.
  3. Sustainable places – Stimulate meaningful regeneration to improve or enhance local infrastructure, landscape, biodiversity or heritage and make a lasting difference to the places we live, work and visit.

The fund is expected to be worth over £50million over the next 25 years. The Dumfries and Galloway fund is currently open with a fund value of £200,000 and a deadline of 1 August 2018.

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