Grousemount Community Benefit Fund Application Details and Guidance

Welcome to the Grousemount Wind Farm Community Fund, we are delighted to announce the official opening of the fund, which is available to community and voluntary organisations in the area.

If you want to make an application for Grousemount community benefit funds it is important that you first read this guidance.

To make an application please click this link to register on our website.

Once you have registered you will receive an email with your password (please check the spam folder of your email).

You may then click the login button and Grousemount Wind Farm – 2020 Application Form, to begin your application.

For further information please contact SECAD at 021 4613432 / info@secad.ie

2020 Wind Farm Community Funds

The Wind Farm Community Funds

The ESB Renewable Strategy recognises that achieving a transition to a Low carbon economy can only occur through responsible development with includes genuine community engagement. ESB with its joint venture partners established wind farm community benefit funds with the aim to encourage stronger interaction and engagement with communities living in the vicinity of wind farms and to help the communities neighbouring ESB wind farms to become more sustainable through the support of positive local initiatives and activities.

The funds are available to support projects that are aligned with local needs and opportunities such as the purchase of equipment, building or refurbishment work. Support for larger projects over a multi-annual basis may also be considered. Approximately €1 million is awarded annually via ESB’s nominated grant making organisations.

Please view this video to see a completed application.

*please note this is a test application and your application responses may differ from those on the video.

For further information please contact SECAD at 021 4613432 / info@secad.ie

What is it?

The Wind Farm Community Funds is available to support once-off expenditure such as the purchase of equipment, building or refurbishment work. Support for larger projects over a multi annual basis may also be considered.

Who is it for?

The fund is available to community and voluntary organisations for projects which are based with in a given distance of that particular wind farm.

How to get it?

You project must be located within the area of benefit of the relevant wind farm. Your project must also be eligible. Full details on how to apply can be found here.