Renewable Energy Fund COVID_19 response
Renewable Energy Fund COVID-19 Response
The existing Renewable Energy Funds which receive contributions from local windfarms within South Lanarkshire are open and operating normally. All enquiries, applications, awards and grant payments are fully functioning and we welcome new applications through the normal online enquiry system.
We are aware of the exceptional efforts of local organisations and groups to support each other and the most vulnerable within our communities. The Renewable Energy Fund and SSE Clyde Community Fund exist to help local communities. Two specific funding measures have been introduced to help communities at this time.
Immediate Support Fund
Grants of £500-£5,000 are available to groups and organisations including Community Councils to deliver immediate assistance and relief due to COVID-19 such as the following:
- care packages or vouchers (food and essentials) to provide to at risk groups
- transport costs for those delivering essentials to people self-isolating
- technology or equipment to aid community groups deliver services during and post crises
- technology to loan to elderly community members so that they can keep in contact with relatives and friends
3rd Sector Resilience Fund
Grants of £500-£10,000 are available to constituted community groups, community-based sports and cultural clubs and charitable organisations to relieve pressure through the loss of income or ongoing costs arising from COVD-19:
- loss of income due to COVID-19, for example, cancelled events or fundraisers
- additional costs incurred due to COVID-19 for example cancellation fees for bands, venues, new costs to change service delivery such as laptops or equipment
- ongoing revenue costs for period of up to 6 months normally covered through income
The South Lanarkshire Community Benefit COVID-19 grants should complement funding available from other sources including the Scottish Government. Organisations should access other funding that is available as appropriate.
Successful applications will receive 100% of the grant in advance.
We expect demand for the fund to be high but we expect to meet the following timeline:
- Submission of a completed application - response within 4 weeks
- approval acceptance to payment of funds - 2 weeks
The maximum time anticipated is 2 months although most applications will be dealt well within this timescale.
For more information on COVID-19 funding available for businesses, charities and organisations see: