Working with local people to minimise our impact and benefit the community
We work closely with the communities surrounding a wind farm and have a local asset manager you can reach at each site.
During the initial planning and construction stages of building a wind farm, we’ll keep the community updated with what’s going on, so you feel heard and know what to expect at each stage.
A wind farm should benefit those living nearby, so we work with local and regional companies whenever possible, and encourage our contractors to do the same. We also have a community fund, which runs for the lifetime of the wind farm, to pay for local improvements or to invest in local people.
Our wind farms benefit local communities throughout their lifetime. Support comes from creating new jobs and education and skills; boosting the local economy; developing the local infrastructure and environment; and providing direct community investment.
Each community fund is managed by an external body. To apply for a grant or look up the criteria for getting investment, search our list of community funds to find out who’s responsible for managing the community fund near you.