SSE powers up wth £550k community support drive
Energy firm SSE has distributed more than £550,000 to community groups in the six weeks since it confirmed its £1 million coronavirus response to support communities.
Grants from the group’s SSE Renewables and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks businesses have been “rapidly repurposed” and turned around, with more than half the money awarded to voluntary organisations fighting the impact of the outbreak.
The Feldy-roo food delivery service in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, received £47,300 to help with food and essential supply deliveries to over-70s and other vulnerable groups, as well as going towards vital PPE for staff.
Alistair Phillips-davies, SSE chief executive, said: “Local communities are so impressive in how they’ve rallied and established response projects so quickly.
“This immediate response to this unprecedented public health emergency is one thing but we know the road to recovery is going to be a long one.”