Carnsore Wind Farm will manage a community fund, valued at €11,900 per annum, which will be made available annually for the operational lifetime of Carnsore Windfarm.
The community fund was established in 2014. It shall remain in place for the operational life of the windfarm.
We utilise the services of an independent company (termed: Grant Making Organisation, or GMO) to oversee the administration of the fund from application review to award. South, and East Area Development Partnership CLG (SECAD) will act as the GMO from 2019 through 2021.
The fund is available to community and voluntary organisations for projects which are based within the ‘Area of Benefit (AOB)’ of Carnsore Wind Farm. These include, but are not limited to;
We support projects which focus on the following themes;
We cannot support:
The ‘Area of Benefit’ or AOB is a radius of up to 10km around a wind farm, which is set to ensure that communities directly neighbouring our wind farms benefit most from the funds. As such, applications from within the AOB will receive priority over all others.
In order for an application from outside the AOB to be considered for funding it must demonstrate the benefit provided to the communities within the AOB.
Once a year, the Grant Making Organisations (GMOs) will open each fund in order to accept applications. When open, a link to the relevant website will be added above as well as being promoted in local media. Each potential applicant will be required to;
The Carnsore fund is €11,900 per annum and we expect individual awards to be between €1,000 to €4,000. However, these suggested award values are neither a minimum nor a maximum, rather an indication of the scale of resources available annually versus expected demand. Awards may exceed the above suggested values if a project is identified as being of significant strategic benefit to the community.