Crown Estate Fund

Priorities for funding

Crown Estate funds must deliver on the priorities of the Shetland Partnership Plan. Funding may be used to help with the following:

  • Developing and regenerating Shetland communities including infrastructure and community assets
  • Creating and safeguarding sustainable economic growth and jobs
  • Providing rural communities with the means and opportunity to address issues of poverty, disadvantage and inequality
  • Contributing to the net zero agenda through carbon reduction and renewable energy
  • Supporting communities to develop projects which promote and develop local resilience in areas such as food supply, connectivity and energy
  • Supporting community capacity building and community development
  • Supporting opportunities for skills development and learning experiences
  • Adding value to Shetland’s economy through collective efforts including supporting promotion of local produce and facilities, developing new products and external markets, and improving sustainability
  • Supporting strategic community events such as Tall Ships and Island Games

Projects which intrinsically have the potential to bring the Council into disrepute or cause harm to the reputation of Shetland will not be considered