Carnsore Wind Farm awards €18,000 to community groups

Carnsore Wind Farm

Carnsore Wind Farm has awarded €18,000 to well-deserving community groups in south Wexford and presented at Our Lady’s Island Community Centre by Hibernian Wind Power Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ESB, as part of the fourth round of its Carnsore Wind Farm Community Fund.
The four groups/projects supported are: Our Lady’s Island Community Development Company Ltd towards purchase and installation of new energy efficient doors and windows.
St Mary’s Day Care Centre based in Tagoat towards their upgrade to a new cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly lighting.
Our Lady’s Island (Scoil Mhuire) National School towards the construction of a completely green and bio-degradable garden and
Tagoat Foroige Youth Club towards the renovation of their outdoor playground.
The funding is a part of the Carnsore Wind Farm Community Fund, which aims to provide financial support to local groups, helping them to deliver 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
Carnsore Wind Farm sits on a 200-acre site located at Carnsore Point, the most south-easterly corner of Ireland. The wind farm’s 14 turbines have a combined generating capacity of 11.9 MW. It can generate enough renewable electricity to power around 7,600 households a year, which equates to some 14% of Co Wexford.
Majella McCarron, Stakeholder Manager at ESB, said:
“We remain committed to creating a brighter future for all by being a good neighbour and supporting the community we operate. Through the Carnsore Wind Farm Community Fund, 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.”
The community fund will be made available every year for the operational lifetime of the wind farm (i.e. 20+ years) and welcomes all applications from interested organisations. For further information on the community fund and to apply for funding, please visit: http://www.windfarmcommunityfunds.ie/

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