BESCI

BESCI is a new social enterprise set up by Blue Energy to distribute the community funds generated from its wind farms. Building on the vision that a truly responsive community funder can make a real long term difference to its host communities, BESCI will act as a catalyst to promote the sustainable prosperity, well-being and resilience of our host communities rather than passively administering funds.

Dispensing Community Benefit for Beinneun, Cour and Grange Windfarms.

Octopus Investments operates the following community benefit funds;

  • Beinneun Community Wind Benefit Fund
  • Cour Community Wind Benefit Fund
  • Grange Community Wind Benefit Fund

We will ensure that the communities in and around projects realise the benefit from the revenue streams generated by these community assets on a sustainable basis. It will be a key criterion for approval of projects selected for community benefit funding that these projects materially contribute to the on-going economic, environmental and community well-being of their areas and wherever possible will act as catalysts for securing further benefits, funding and investment.

The Fund Manager is responsible for, amongst other things:

  • stimulating, developing and supporting appropriate funding applications;
  • the administration and delivery of a fair and transparent project selection process;
  • raising awareness of the availability of other sources of funding and, where possible, supporting applications to these funds and seeking to match and additionally fund supported projects;
  • oversight of projects in progress; and
  • managing communications and publicity for  activities and successes of the funds;

 

Our Communities

This page will contain information about the communities where our wind farms are based.  While this information is compiled these are links to some relevant community organisations:

Our Projects

The BESCI grants scheme is not yet operational but here are some snapshots of projects that our wind farm community funding have helped support so far.

Carbon Literacy

The Carbon Literacy Project is a unique scheme that engages residents, employees and residents in meaningful learning and action on climate change

About us

BESCI is a new social enterprise set up by Blue Energy to distribute the community funds generated from its wind farms. Building on the vision that a truly responsive community funder can make a real long term difference to its host communities

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