SSE Airtricity: Community

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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 

€6.5m

invested in local communities

28

wind farms

2,140

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. 

  1. Download the forms

    Download the Community Fund Application Form, Community Fund Declaration Form and Contractors Quote Form

  2. 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.

  3. Send in your application

    Submit your application form to communityfundireland@sse.com or by post:

    Anne Reynolds
    Community Development Officer
    SSE Airtricity,
    Red Oak South,
    South County Business Park,
    Leopardstown,
    Dublin 18 W688,
    Ireland.

  4. Applications are reviewed by SSE Airtricity

    Remember your project must meet the programme's criteria.

  5. Funding announced

    Anne Reynolds, SSE Airtricity Community Development Officer, will contact all successful and unsuccessful applicants to provide feedback of the panel's decision.

  6. Community photo and presentation

    Anne will organise a visit to your community and present successful groups with their funding.


Fund Opening and Closing Dates 2019/20

CountyCommunity FundOpening DateClosing Date
County Tipperary Knockastanna 18 March 5 April
County Monaghan Mullananalt 1 April 19 April
County Cavan Bindoo 1 April 19 April
County Cavan Gartnaneane 1 April 19 April
County Cork Coomacheo 27 May 14 June
County Cork Curragh  27 May 14 June
County Cork Coomatalin 27 May 14 June
County Cavan Corneen 29 July 16 August
County Donegal Meentycat 2 September 20 September
County Limerick Dromada 2 September 20 September
County Limerick Tournafulla 2 September 20 September
County Limerick Rathcahill 2 September  20 September
County Limerick Athea 2 September 20 September
County Sligo Dunneill 2 December 10 January
County Sligo Kingsmountain 2 December 10 January
County Wexford Richfield 2 December 10 January