Funding announced

Wind Farms award more than €105,000 to 34 community groups

Presented at Arigna Mining Experience

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Garvagh Glebe Power Ltd, Olivern Ltd, Tullynahaw Power Ltd and Waterfern Ltd (all wholly-owned subsidiaries of ESB) have awarded a combined total of more than €105,000 to 34 community and voluntary organisations as part of the fourth round of their wind farm community funds.

The funding is a part of the Black Banks, Carrane Hill, Garvagh Glebe and Tullynahaw Wind Farm Community Funds, which aim to provide financial support to local groups.

The awards were presented at Arigna Mining Experience on Wednesday 3 October. The groups receiving funding are as follows:

Leitrim

Drumkeerin Clay Pigeon Shooting Club
Drumkeerin Friendship Club (Active Age)
Drumkeerin GAA Club
Drumkeerin Tourist and Development Company Ltd
Drumkeerin Community Family Festival
Glen Development Group
Newbridge School House Development
South Leitrim Regional Game Council
Rowanberry Enterprises Company Ltd
Drumstrand Community Partnership CLG (T/A Lough Allen Education Centre)
Dromahair Development Association/Tidy Towns
St Patrick's Day Committee, Drumkeerin
Drumkeerin Youth Club
Jollytots Community Creche
Dromahair Arts and Recreation Centre Association CLG
Ardvarney Parents Association
John McKenna Traditional Music Society

Roscommon

Keadue Sportsfield
Keadue/Arigna Rural Men's Group
The Miners Way and Historical Trail
Kilronan National School
Strabraggan National School
Kilronan Community Playschool
Keadue Social Services
(Roscommon Leader Partnership)
Ballyfarnon Community Enterprise Group
Ballyfarnon National School
St Ronan's GAA Club
St Ronan's Hall, Community Centre Ltd
Mountallen Residents Association

Sligo

Geevagh Community Resources Ltd
Geevagh GAA Club
Geevagh Development Association
Valley Rovers Football Club
CLASP Men Shed

The funding is awarded to beneficial 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

Majella McCarron, Stakeholder Manager at ESB, says, “We remain committed to creating a brighter future for all by being a good neighbour and supporting the community in which we operate. Through our Wind Farm Community Funds, we aim to contribute to the development of local projects and services for the benefit of all local people. We are delighted to see such valuable funding going to local projects, which will benefit the local communities for many years to come.”

Unsuccessful groups should not worry though as the community fund will be made available every year for the operational lifetime of the wind farm (i.e. 20+ years).

For further information on the community fund and to apply for funding, please visit: www. windfarmcommunityfunds.ie/