With £150,000 in funding annually, the scheme will be looking for opportunities to invest in projects that look to the future and clearly demonstrate how they will:
• ensure a legacy and lasting impact
• contribute to a climate smarter world with sustainability at its core
• invest in community facilities that are fit for the future and environmentally
• demonstrate clearly a benefit to the local community
We commissioned support from one of Scotland’s experts on renewable energy funding, Dr Claire Haggett, to work with us to ensure an independent approach was taken to develop the best possible community benefit scheme for the region.
The design of the scheme has resulted from an extensive local consultation. You can read about the structure, criteria and requirements in this Unlock our Future Booklet. The next step in the process will be to establish the structures, procedures and processes to run the scheme. This includes finding the best organisation and people to support the community to make the best of this investment and deliver to the community’s set criteria.
If you are interested in the funding opportunities or the opportunities to be part of the decision making panel/board, register here today.