The South Kent Wind Community Benefits Program will donate $11.5 million to the Chatham-Kent community.

Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP announced details of the program Tuesday morning.

The Program includes an immediate $1.5 million for community-based initiatives and the establishment of The South Kent Wind Community Fund, with an additional $10 million paid into the Fund over the next 20 years to provide a stable source of community funding for the long-term.

“Samsung is proud to be a part of the Chatham-Kent community and is excited our South Kent Wind project will support important local programs now and in the future,” said Yoon-Gyung Boo, executive vice president of Samsung C&T Corporation.

It is expected to benefit generations of residents.

“The sustained economic support from this project will address some of our community’s greatest needs, creating a tremendous positive impact on current and future generations of Chatham-Kent residents,” says Chatham Mayor Randy Hope.

The South Kent Wind Community Fund will funding initiatives in five areas, including community, environment, health and wellness, youth and education and First Nations and Metis support.