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Welcome to the ESB Wind Farm Community Benefit Funds website (Republic of Ireland) administered by SECAD Partnership CLG.

The 2022 Grousemount Wind Farm Community Fund is now closed.

Applicants can expect to be informed of the outcome of their application no later than the end of December 2022.

To view our recent 2022 ESB celebrating community achievements webinar, please click here

The Wind Farm Community Funds 2023 are expected to open in early January 2023, with the exception of Grousemount Wind Farm

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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.

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 do I get it?

Your 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.

Case Studies

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New Ballyfad Community Centre

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