Achieving Impact with Community Benefit Funds

Is your community currently receiving community benefit funds from renewable energy developments or is it likely to in the future?

Argyll and Bute Council and Foundation Scotland hosted a seminar on 19 June 2014 to help communities explore national policy and trends in community benefit, local governance of funds and how communities can ensure such funds achieve the most for their area.

You can download presentations from the day by following the links below:  

  • Welcome - Cllr Vivien Dance, Policy Lead for Sustainable Environment, Renewables, and Strategic Tourism 

Session 1: What is  the policy picture?

This session provided an outline of current policy and how some of the developers operating within Argyll and Bute deal with community benefit funds.

Session 2: Where is the money going?

This session looked at how communities spend the money received from community benefit funds.

Session 3: How Can Community Benefit Funds be Managed

This session discussed three management mechanisms in place within Argyll and Bute. Unfortunately the RWE Innogy An Suidhe Community Fund Panel was unable to attend so the information on a Foundation Scotland Panel was provided by Foundation Scotland themselves.

You can find out further information regarding community benefit from the Community Renewables Opportunity Portal.