Strathglass Community Fund (SCF) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) established in 2014 with the aim of ensuring that the Strathglass Community benefited from the local Hydro power schemes, particularly the Green Highland Renewables (GHR) hydro projects in Glen Affric and Glen Cannich.
The Hydro Schemes
Four hydro schemes now ‘generate’ funds for SCF, in the Liatrie burn and the Alt Mullardoch, in Glen Cannich, and in the Abhainn Gleann nam Fiadh and in the Allt Garbh, in Glen Affric. In addition, SCF receives a company performance royalty equivalent to a five per cent equity share capital in the two Glen Affric hydro projects. The first royalty performance payment was received in 2022.
Commission dates and payment schedule
Community benefit is paid annually in arrears from the grid connection date for each scheme. The Glen Cannich schemes were commissioned in November 2016 and the Glen Affric schemes in July 2017. Glen Cannich payments are received in December/January and Glen Affric scheme payments in August/September.