About the Trust

The Scottish Hydro Electric Community Trust is an independent charitable trust. The Trust offers help to customers faced with high charges for an electricity connection within the Scottish Hydro-Electric Distribution area.

Although Scottish Hydro-Electric is not allowed to differentiate between customers or to cross-subsidise customer connection, the company is aware of the problems caused by high connection charges in rural communities.

The Trust was established in 1998 with independent Trustees appointed to award grants to offset high connection costs in deserving individual domestic cases and for special community projects.

The Scottish Hydro Electric Community Trust's registered charity number is SC027243, and you can see our latest Annual Report and Accounts here.