Community and voluntary groups are invited to apply for funding before the deadline of October 27th.
The ESB has today reminded groups in the area around Crockahenny wind farm that they are eligible to be considered for the ESB Crockahenny Wind Farm Community Fund.
The fund is open to registered charities, community development groups, Tidy Town committees, sports and recreation clubs, and primary and secondary schools.
To be eligible for the fund, a project must fall under one of the following thematic areas: Sports and Recreation; Health and Wellbeing; Environment and Conservation; Energy Efficiency and Sustainability; Culture and Heritage; Education, Children and Young People, and Elderly People.
Through the wind farm community funding, ESB encourages stronger interaction and engagement with communities living in the vicinity of our wind farms. For example, the Roscommon Social Car Scheme received funding to provide a door to door transportation service for older people in the communities of Arigna, Kilronan and Ard Carne travelling to pre-arranged non-emergency medical appointments.
Over the last five years, ESB has invested over €5 million in 439 projects across 17 communities living in the vicinity of its wind farms.
Speaking about the benefit of the fund to local groups, Michael Bermingham, Stakeholder Manager, ESB, said; “The objective of our wind farm community funds is to support projects which clearly address local issues, needs, opportunities and projects while also seeking to develop and build upon existing local initiatives. This fund in particular, represents a significant direct investment for local community groups in County Donegal each year, over the lifetime of CrockahennyWind Farm and we invite all eligible organisations to apply for the funding support.”
For more information and to apply for funding, please visit www.windfarmcommunityfunds.ie.