Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has launched its annual Resilient Communities Fund with it’s largest allocation of £1 million this year.
This fund is available to central southern England communities aiming to become more resilient in the face of storms, severe weather and prolonged power interruptions.
Grants from £1,000 up to £20,000 are available. In exceptional cases, involving multi-year and multi-community applications, funding up to £50,000 can be considered.
Eligible projects must fall under these categories:
- Resilience for Emergency Events – To enhance community facilities, services and communication specifically to support the local response in the event of a significant emergency such as extended power loss.
- Vulnerability – To protect the welfare of vulnerable community members particularly during significant emergency events such as extended power loss, through enhancing their resilience and improving community participation and effectiveness.
For full guidelines, and to apply visit their website.