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A wide range of local projects have received funding from the Callagheen Wind Farm Fund. The fund, administered by the Fermanagh Trust and supported by Scottish Power Renewables, awards grants to community projects located within 7km of Callagheen wind fa4rm, between Belleek and Garrison.
13 organisations were awarded grants totalling almost £15,000. Projects who received funding this year include Mulleek Women’s Group and Garison Women’s Group who will use their grants for parties and costs of weekly meetings. Cashel Community Association, Mulleek Community Association and Erne Gaels GAA will use their grants for capital costs to improvements to their premises.
Little Smarties Pre-School received funding for equipment and Cashel Senior Citizens will use their grant to cover rent costs. Three schools in the area; St John the Batpists PS, St Martin’s PS and Belleek Controlled PS each received grants for outdoor projects, orienteering equipment and outdoor classrooms.
Belleek Community carers received funding towards costs of courses for their carers and Garrison Community Group will use their grant to cover costs of their summer scheme. Finally St Mary’s High School Brollagh Parent’s Council received funding for recreational equipment for their youth club scheme.
Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust said “It’s great to see such a range of community and educational based activity taking place in North West Fermanagh and it’s a pleasure to award financial support to these fantastic initiatives. The Callagheen Wind Farm Fund is helping to make a positive contribution to the work of all these organisations and the wider community. Once again it is a proven record of the community benefit wind farms can bring.”
Each year the fund accepts proposals from all aspects of community life, with an emphasis on projects that have an environmental theme. The fund will open again for applications next year. Closing date is end of November 2018. For more info CLICK HERE