Review the Community Benefit Register
If you are a developer and you provide funding to a community, please search for your project on the map and submit your details via the online developers form in the pop-out box.
If you are a community please submit your details by searching for the project on the map and adding in your details on the online communities form in the pop-out box.
The Register also details fund spend, and provides ideas and advice for communities looking to ensure their funds are spent wisely. Read more about the Register.
You can view a list of all projects with community benefits here.
The average community payments and total community benefits paid this year are shown below the project map. These figures do not include income from wholly community owned projects.
220 projects and counting
Average community payments from recent projects
per MW per year
Total benefits paid in the last year
Community Benefit Funds have supported:
- Funding a co-operative community cycle club with electric cycles, Earlsburn (Community Share)
- Supporting sports training and competition at national championships, Farr Windfarm
- Core running costs for community groups, An Suidhe
- Funding the Befriending Caithness programme, Camster
How to add your details
The Register is voluntary and relies on communities and developers sharing their experiences and the lessons they have learnt. If you are a recipient or provider of community benefit funds we would be very grateful if you could share information.
To add details of a development, either as a developer or a community receiving benefit from a renewable energy project, please use the developer and community forms available by searching for your development on the map.
To add new details:
- select the "All Renewable Projects" filter
- enter a keyword (eg the name of the renewable development) and select the arrow next to the keywords box to filter
- click on the map pin and select to add details for either a developer or a community
- fill out the online questionnaire as fully as you can.
Once you submit the questionnaire this will be reviewed by Local Energy Scotland and uploaded to the Register.
How to update your details
You may wish to make changes to the project details you have submitted to the Register, for example if the project owner or scheme details change, or if you would like to highlight a case study or the completion of a community action plan.
If you do need to make changes to your project entry on the Register please contact Local Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2288 or email email@example.com. You will need to let us know details of the changes to be made and we will implement these on your behalf.
I can't find a development
If you want to add details of a development that isn't on the Register, please contact us telling us the name of the development, date of commission, local authority area, installed capacity and renewable technology deployed.