A charitable trust that helps home owners and community groups in remote and island communities meet the cost of connecting to the electricity network is inviting applications for financial support.
Set up in 1998, The Scottish Hydro Electric Community Trust assists with connections across the north of Scotland. Trust chairman, Ron Brown, said: “We are delighted to continue our support for individual home owners and community projects in the north of Scotland.
The Trust was set up to help those facing challenges connecting to the electricity network, particularly in some of our most rural and island communities, so it’s great to see this support continue to benefit individual customers and wider communities over 20 years later.
“In the financial year to date, we’ve issued grants worth £128,700 to support individual home owners often facing high costs to connect to the network in SSEN’s distribution area in the north of Scotland.
“We also awarded grants totalling £27,750 to support connection costs of community projects and are encouraging further applications from groups looking to provide significant benefits to their local communities.”