The SSE Sustainable Development Fund enters its third set of awards today, with £1 million to benefit 15 community projects across the north of Scotland.
The fund is aimed at supporting projects which display significant impacts in local communities.
The Highland Sustainable Development Fund is worth £1 million every two years and is being distributed over the 25-year life span of the onshore wind projects at Dunmaglass, Bhlaraidh and Strathy North, which feed into it.
Cantraybridge College will today receive £58,099 from the fund to aid the employability service it delivers for people with learning disabilities or autism. Around 80 people are expected to be reached over the next two years, with the college operating out of meeting spaces in Inverness, Nairn, Croy and Dingwall.
Arlene Bowman, SSE’s director of wholesale finance, said: “We’re delighted to be announcing those organisations which have been chosen to receive support from the latest round of the Highland Sustainable Development Fund, and it is a pleasure to see the work Cantraybridge do.”
Jenny Liddell, CEO of Cantraybridge College, said: “This generous funding from the SSE’s Sustainable Development Fund will allow Cantraybridge College to extend its existing successful employability service to reach individuals with learning disability or autism living in the Inner Moray Firth area.”