Third round of ESB funding for Carnsore communities


Published 10/09/2016 | 00:00

ESB has announced the third round of funding for communities who live in the area of Carnsore Wind Farm.

The 2016 fund, will open to receive applications from Thursday, September 1, until the deadline of Thursday, October 27.

The fund enables ESB to provide financial support to local community and voluntary organisations, helping them to deliver beneficial projects and initiatives in proximity of the wind farm.

These include, but are not limited to; registered charities, community development groups, Tidy Town committees, sports and recreation clubs, and primary and secondary schools.

To be eligible for the fund, a project must fall under one of the following thematic areas: Sports and Recreation, Health and Wellbeing, Environment and Conservation, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Culture and Heritage, Education, Children and Young People, and Elderly People. As a part of this round, ESB have put together a 'How - To Apply' guide located on our website which has all the information needed to apply.

For for more information and to apply, visit Carnsore Wind Farm sits on a 200-acre site located at Carnsore Point. The ​low-lying site is exposed to the high sea breeze on two sides as its bounded by the Irish Sea, and the Celtic Sea. 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 per cent of those in County Wexford.

The wind farm's associated community fund was established in 2014 and is available to groups within 7km of the wind farm. It has a total annual value of €11,900.

Wexford People

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