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The Callagheen Wind Farm Fund, administered and managed by the Fermanagh Trust is open for applications. The fund was set up by Callagheen Wind Farm Ltd in conjunction with Scottish Power Renewables and awards grants to community projects within 7km of the wind farm, which is located between Belleek and Garrison
Belleek Playgroup, previous recipient of grant aid from the Callagheen Wind Farm Fund
Proposals will be accepted from all aspects of community life – economic, social and educational. However, preference will be given to proposals that have an environmental theme and/or are linked to sustainable local activities and have a positive impact on the local community.
Last year the fund awarded £16,000 to support a wide range of projects in North West Fermanagh. Those awarded grants included Mulleek Community Association who used their funding for kitchen equipment. This will help them prepare hot meals, promote healthy eating and reduce rural isolation, allowing the community to come together through social events at Christmas and other special times of the year. Belleek pre-school were awarded a grant to purchase a selection of outdoor resources to promote exploration of the environment and develop learning through play based activities.
Devenish St Mary’s GAA Club were awarded funding towards the cost of developing new facilities which will include a state of the art sports complex. Garrison Baby and Toddler Group used their grant award to purchase new equipment. Cashel Community Association were awarded funding for equipment, chairs etc for their new centre. The association provides social and educational activities for the local area.
Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust emphasised the opportunity which exists for groups and initiatives in Garrison, Cashel and Belleek, saying “The Callagheen Wind Farm Fund will provide financial support to carry out work which will make a real contribution to people’s lives in the area. Previously the Fund has helped develop the work of a range of community and educational based activity. It is a proven record of the community benefit wind farms can bring.”
Closing date for applications is Friday 8th November. For information / application form CLICK HERE or contact Hazel at the Fermanagh Trust E: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 028 66 320 210.