Investing in communities

Our investment in local communities is a vital part of our work to make sure communities directly benefit from hosting our projects. 

How we work with communities

Dialogue on community investment starts as soon as we begin to explore a new wind farm proposal. Communities have a chance from the very beginning to share with us their ideas about the opportunities they want to see projects bring to their area. 

 

Community Benefit Funding

In place for the lifetime of the project, we offer communities hosting our projects a chance to benefit from direct funding packages.   Find out more.

Community Share Ownership

Vattenfall is now offering all communities on its new onshore sites the chance to own a share of its wind farms.

Showcase of some of the investments we’ve made into communities hosting our projects.

Blade trail

Blade was funded through the Pen y Cymoedd project. Tourism is an important industry in the Afan Valley, and the new trail has increased visitor numbers to the area since its launch in 2014.

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Find out more about the blade trail

Plusone Mentoring Programme

Vattenfall has supported the Plusone Mentoring Programme, which is being delivered by Yipworld, based in Cumnock.

The scheme is for young people aged 8 – 14. Mentors are asked to be fully commit to the young person for up to one year in order that their lives are turned around in a positive way.

Parc Cynog Woodland Walk

The Parc Cynog project also includes a woodland walk, funded and maintained by Vattenfall.   The path takes walkers through an unspoilt wooded valley. This habitat, which was previously hidden, is now open for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Last updated: 2014-10-20 13:53