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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.
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.
Mulleek Women’s Group flower arranging supported by the Callagheen Wind Farm Fund
Last year the fund awarded grants a number of organisations to support a wide range of projects in Northwest Fermanagh. Young people in particularly benefitted from the fund with grant awards going to the preschool and schools for equipment costs and development of outdoor classrooms. Local groups Devenish St Mary’s GAA, Garrison Church of Ireland, Cashel Community Association and Melvin Cultural and Historical Society were able to avail of venue improvements, renovations and new equipment thanks to the Wind Farm Fund.
Community groups such as Garrison Community Group, Erne Music Club, Mulleek Community Association and Mulleek Women’s Group used their awards to help cover running costs including their classes and activities providing lots of learning and social opportunities.
Garrison Community Group programme of summer activities supported by the Callagheen Wind Farm Fund
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 Wednesday 1st November 2023. For information / application form CLICK HERE or contact Edel at the Fermanagh Trust E: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 028 66 320 210.