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Proud to make a difference
The SSE Airtricity Community Fund
SSE Airtricity is Ireland's leading provider of wind power. Through our Community Fund programme, we've so far contributed over €6.5m in voluntary annual funding to community groups close to our wind farms. We're proud to have supported over 2,000 forward-thinking and important local projects in that time.
Through our Be The Difference project, we also give each of our employees one day a year to support local communities and charities.
View our 2016/17 Be The Difference Annual report
invested in local communities
local projects supported
What we do
The SSE Airtricity Community Fund supports communities around each of our 28 wind farms through an annual fund, which is distributed to local groups for projects with a focus on energy efficiency, safety and sustainability.
View our community fund report
The fund for each wind farm:
- Starts one year after the wind farm starts producing electricity
- Runs for the lifetime of the wind farm
- Is set each year according to the electricity produced by the wind farm.
How to apply
Projects applying must be not-for-profit, community initiatives and within a 20-kilometre radius of the related wind farm. They should be targeted at improvements in energy efficiency, safety or sustainability.
Download the forms
Download the Community Fund Application Form, Community Fund Declaration Form and Contractors Quote Form
2021/22 forms will be updated soon.
Tell us about your project
Fill out your application form, telling us about your community group and project. Remember the contractor must complete the contractors form under the relevant heading and attach the quote.
Send in your application
Submit your application form to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post:
Community Development Officer
Red Oak South,
South County Business Park,
Dublin 18 W688,
Applications are reviewed by SSE Airtricity
Remember your project must meet the programme's criteria.
Anne Reynolds, SSE Airtricity Community Development Officer, will contact all successful and unsuccessful applicants to provide feedback of the panel's decision.
Community photo and presentation
Anne will organise a visit to your community and present successful groups with their funding.
Fund Opening and Closing Dates