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

2023 Celebrating Community Achievements Webinar

We are delighted to announce another upcoming webinar our,

Celebrating Community Achievements Webinar, Tuesday 3rd October 2023 7pm-8pm

In order to register, please use this link:


*After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The event will feature groups from across the country, who have successfully completed a wide range of projects with support from these funds.

This is an opportunity to get inspired and learn from each other.

If there are new community groups in your area and within the area of benefit (10km) of the Wind Farm, please also feel free to extend them an invitation.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact SECAD Partnership CLG, for further information 021 4613432 info@secad.ie

The ESB Wind Farm Community Funds 2023 are now closed for applications and will reopen in January 2024.

Applicants to the Grousemount Wind Farm Community Fund 2023, can expect to hear the results of their application no later than the end of July 2023.

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


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

New Ballyfad Community Centre

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