Airtricity, Ireland’s fastest-growing and greenest energy utility, is today presenting €114,000 in community funding to local groups in the vicinity of the Bindoo, Gartnaneane and Mullananalt wind farms in Co. Cavan and Co. Monaghan. The presentation ceremony is taking place at Kill Community Development Hall, Tullyvin, Cootehill, Co. Cavan, beginning 8pm.
This year, Airtricity is making grant awards to twenty-three community-based projects adjacent to the combined 47 turbines. Under Airtricity’s Community Fund Programme, the company annually makes a financial contribution from each of its 26 wind farms across Ireland to local projects. The funding continues to focus on supporting energy efficiency and sustainability projects.
Airtricity is making individual funding awards to a selection of innovative projects promoted by community groups in the areas around the vicinity of the three wind farms. Projects in areas including Kill, Tullyvin, Canningstown, Stradone, Curbany, Ballyhaise, Lisboduff, Cootehill, Shercock, Bailieborough, Killinkere, Virginia, Mullagh and Castleblayney being funded.
In addition to Community Fund benefits, investment in renewable energy presents an unparalleled opportunity to act as a leading economic stimulant locally and nationally in terms of construction jobs and materials, professional services and through local income in the form of local authority rates and landowner rental.