2023 ESB Wind Farm Community Funds* are now open for applications until April 26th 2023. For a full list of Wind Farm Community Funds included in this call, please click here.
*Grousemount Wind Farm Community Fund is not included in this call, this fund will open later in the year.
The fund is available to community and voluntary groups, non-profit groups or organisations with a charitable status. The Wind Farm Community Funds will prioritise projects and initiatives that support and benefit the areas surrounding ESB wholly owned and co-owned wind farms, in the following categories:
- Education and skills.
- Health, safety and wellbeing.
- Environment and habitat conservation.
- Energy efficiency and sustainability.
- Culture and heritage.
- Recreation, sport and social inclusion.
- Tourism (Raheenleagh & Castlepook only)
- Covid-19 related supports
Getting started on your project ideas early will greatly assist with your application, as a well-developed project is key to a successful outcome.
It is essential to note that applications from groups that do not submit required documentation with the application form e.g. planning permission, planning exemption, confirmation that you have liaised with your local authority or owner permission, may not proceed to evaluation.
Applications may made online at www.communitybenefitfunds.ie, please ensure you take some time to read the Fund Guidelines, prior to submitting you application. If you are registered a previous call, you can use the same user name and password to apply to the 2023 fund. If you have lost or forgotten your password, please go to the “Forgot Password” tab, or contact SECAD.
If you do not have a current constitution for your group please click here to download a template constitution, to edit and adapt to suit your group.
National schools can use this template.
If you register as a new user and do not receive the confirmation message within a few minutes of signing up, please check your spam or junk mail folders, just in case the confirmation email was delivered there instead of your inbox. If so, select the confirmation message and click Not Spam, which will allow future messages to get through.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact SECAD, Elaine Barrett or Eilish Walsh .