£100,000 grant awarded to help build renewable-energy grid on Canna

Isle of Canna locatorA Hebridean community energy trust has shared in a £1 million hand-out to 20 charities by the Highland Sustainable Development Fund.

The Isle of Canna Community Development Trust has been awarded £100,000 towards the installation of a renewable-energy powered grid to serve the current population and local businesses.

The island is not connected to the mainland electricity grid and currently relies on environmentally-damaging diesel generation. 

The island was bequeathed to the National Trust for Scotland by the Gaelic folklorist and scholar John Lorne Campbell in 1981.

The Highland Sustainable Development Fund – funded by SSE’s onshore wind farms –  is open to all non-profit making organisations, community groups and charities with a project that will provide benefit in the Highland region. It is expected to release over £20 million in awards over the next 25 years.  The fund will open again in autumn 2017

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