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The Callagheen Wind Farm Fund, which is administered and managed by the Fermanagh Trust, is now open. 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.
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.
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”.
Last year 13 local projects received funding. These organisations that are benefitting include senior citizens, women’s groups, schools, arts and recreations, pre-school and youth based activities.
For more information or to download terms and conditions and application form click here.
Closing date is Friday 15th November