Sixth Round Of Wind Farm Community Funds Open

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Four local Wind Farms Carrane Hill, Garvagh Glebe, Black Banks and Tullynahaw have announced the sixth round of their community funds. The funds are valued at a combined value of over €52,000 this year. Eligibility is confined to local community groups and organisations from within the area of benefit of a wind farm. This can vary but is usually within a specified radius from the wind farm, in some circumstances the area of benefit may be extended for groups outside the specified radius that are impacted by the wind farms operations.

What Is Community Wind Farm Funding Available For?

Funding is available to support local organisations in the delivery community projects and initiatives which fall within one or more of our broad themes:

– Education and Skills.
– Health, Safety and Wellbeing.
– Environment and Habitat Conservation.
– Energy Efficiency and Sustainability.
– Culture and Heritage.
– Recreation, Sport and Social Inclusion.

Which Wind Farms Are Included In The Call For Funding?

  • Carrane Hill Wind Farm is a renewable energy project located near Geevagh in Co Sligo. It is developed and operated by Olivern Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ESB.
  • Black Banks Wind Farm is a renewable energy project located near Drumkeerin in Co Leitrim. It is developed and operated by Waterfern Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ESB.
  • Tullynahaw Wind Farm is a renewable energy project located near Kilronan in Co Roscommon. It is developed and operated by Tullynahaw Power Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ESB.
  • Garvagh Glebe Wind Farm is a renewable energy project located near Arigna in Co Leitrim. It is developed and operated by Garvagh Glebe Power Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ESB.

Although two of the wind farms taking applications are not in Leitrim, Leitrim groups should check to see whether they are eligible for funding by being in the vicinity of, or impacted by the operation of these wind farms.

Where Can I Get Further Information And Make An Application?

Further information about the Wind Farm Community Funds, areas of benefit and making applications can be found HERE

Applications must be made online and the deadline is Friday the 15th of March 2019 at 5pm

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