The fund, created as part of the 588 MW Beatrice Wind farm in the Moray Firth, was launced in September 2016 and is part of a wider range of benefits offered by tthe Beatrice Ofshore Wind Farm Limited (BOWL).
The Beatrice fund is worth a total of £6 million to be split between Highland (£4 million) and Moray (£2 million). The partnership fund for Hihgland covers the communities on the east coast of Caithness and Sutherland. In Moray, it will include all coastal communities and four local communities- Buckie, Strathisla, Lennox and Keith.
The 84 turbine Beatrice offfshore wind farm is due to be operational by 2019.