SSEN Resilience Community Fund is NOW OPEN!

A new £350,000 fund to support communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic is now open for applications.

Due to the significant impact on communities from the coronavirus outbreak, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has repurposed its annual Resilient Communities Fund to offer grants of up to £3,000 for projects that will specifically support community members in vulnerable situations.

Applications are being encouraged for projects that will provide extra help to those who are self-isolating or social shielding, such as the elderly or those with underlying health conditions.  Examples include a social delivery service, online advice centres or a befriending scheme.

The fund is open to community councils, parish councils and town councils in SSEN’s network areas. The initial funding round will close on 30 April, with additional rounds to open based on demand. Grant awards will be issued in early May to ensure timely release of funding to community groups.

In the event the fund is oversubscribed, the panel will give priority to applications which support communities that are particularly remote or isolated, contain high levels of vulnerability or low levels of resilience.

Colin Nicol, SSEN’s Managing Director, hopes the fund will make a difference as communities rally together to support those most in need.

Please click on the link below now as we are releasing the money early this year to help in the current situation.

http://news.ssen.co.uk/news/all-articles/2020/march/resilience-fund-to-support-community-coronavirus-response/

 

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