OnPath for Community

We are committed to helping everyone embrace the benefits of renewable energy and we make long-term commitments to ensure the communities surrounding our projects benefit from their presence.

Nature Positive

Our communities promise

We care about what we do and the way that we do it. We go above and beyond to engage with local communities and ensure they share in the benefits of our renewables projects. 

Our promise to our communities:

  • We will treat you with respect and consideration and strive to deliver excellence in our engagement with you
  • We listen and consider your needs at every stage of our projects
  • We will ensure our developments deliver lasting social, economic, and environmental benefits to your local community

OnPath in numbers

£6 million+

channelled to local communities to date through our wind farm community funds  

£1.46M/MW

average spend on local contracts between our Kype Muir and Middle Muir projects

567

local jobs created through our renewables projects 

Engagement

Strong community engagement

At OnPath, we firmly believe the success of our business depends upon building strong relationships with the communities around our projects We take a collaborative and inclusive approach to building community trust, publishing clear information about our proposals and providing opportunities for local communities to participate. 

We welcome and listen to local feedback because we care about their views, community engagement helps us to understand local issues, needs and values. We work together to help shape the design of our proposals in a way that delivers lasting benefits tailored to the specific needs of the community.​

Find out how our extensive community engagement approach has led to successful planning applications over the years.

Funds

Community funds

​Community funds linked to our renewables are administered through local partnership schemes, ensuring that the funding is used for projects tailored to local issues, identified by local people. By investing in projects with community-driven action at the core, we can help facilitate successful, long-lasting change.​

Read more about our approach to community funds here.

Local Jobs

Creating local jobs and training

Through our investment in local businesses to help build and maintain our renewables projects we’ve created hundreds of local jobs. We also invest in training to help improve employment opportunities for local people.

Since our Kype Muir Wind Farm became operational, we’ve invested more than £1 million in improving access to further education, employment, and training for local people. 

Find out more about our Kype Muir Wind Farm and the significant benefits it provides to the local community.

We are incredibly appreciative of the funding provided by OnPath Energy. Over the years, we have built a valuable relationship with their team which has been fantastic and given us financial support to improve opportunities and activities for local people.

Matthew Jardine Hope Hub SCIO

I’ve been involved on both of the funding committees for Lambs Hill and Moor House right from day one. We’ve had so many varied applications from defibrillators that help save lives in rural communities to providing children with school books. It’s really lovely to see how varied it is, and also the process itself is as flexible as it can be to try and accommodate anything and everything… I do feel there is a lot of trust that has been gained from OnPath Energy and will be carried on.

Sue Bell Liaison committee member (Lambs Hill and Moor House)

Our experience with OnPath has been perfect, it really couldn’t have been better.

Colin Dalgarno Strathaven Rugby Club