SSEN Resilient Communities Fund 2023 - Now open for applications

The Risk & Resilience to are pleased to announce that SSEN have opened the Resilient Communities Fund 2023 - Please see the message below from SSEN and supporting information documents:

RCF Generator Specification Form 2023

SSEN RCF Application Form Scotland 2023

SSEN RCF Guidelines Acotland 2023

You'll also note that the application form asks the following questions:

  • Does your local area have a formal community emergency plan in place?
  • Do the plans co-ordinate with local authority plans?
  • Does your project complement the work of the emergency services?
  • Please describe if you have consulted with any key stakeholders (e.g. emergency services, local authority) or the local community for your project.

To assist you with these questions I've scheduled an evening Microsoft Teams Session at 1900 hours on Wednesday 28 June 2023 where you can discuss your proposed project with Aberdeenshire Council Risk & Resilience Team. If you want to take part on the night just follow this link to the teams meeting.


Neil & Vicky

"Good afternoon.

The SSEN Resilient Communities Fund 2023 is now open for applications, with a total of £157,000 available to eligible community groups, community councils and charities in the north of Scotland SSEN network area. Grants will range from £1,000 to £10,000 for single area projects, although exceptional multi-community applications may be considered up to a maximum of £40,000.

SSEN’s Resilient Communities Fund is now in its ninth year, and in that time has seen a wide variety of applications that have all sought to boost communities through improving resilience and responding to the needs of their residents in adverse and difficult circumstances.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 31 July 2023, and applicants are asked to consider the following criteria for funding, which seeks to support projects falling under these two 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.

The SSEN Resilient Communities Fund Panel, will review applications and determine which projects should receive funding, with the successful applications announced in the autumn.

Following the conclusion of this final year of the Resilient Communities Fund, SSEN Distribution will be developing and launching a new fund in the later autumn of 2023. While continuing to support community resilience, this new fund will seek to include environmental resilience and the adoption of low carbon technologies. Full details and timescales will be announced later this year.

Best regards


Craig Mullen || Senior Community Investment Manager

T: 01738 340621
M: 07384 452 823"

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