Support for Belleek and Garrison organisations from the Callagheen Wind Farm Fund

 

From sports clubs and women’s groups to senior citizen’s clubs and youth based projects, organisations in the Belleek, Garrison and Cashel area are benefiting from substantial funding from the Callagheen Wind Farm Fund to help purchase equipment, tutoring, minor capital works and Christmas events.

The fund, administered by the Fermanagh Trust awards grants to community projects located within 7km of Callagheen wind farm, between Belleek and Garrison.

Organisations awarded funding include Devenish St Mary’s GAA who are developing a new fitness facility at Lough Melvin Holiday Centre. Young people will benefit greatly from the fund with Little Smarties Preschool, Garrison Community Group, St Davogs PS and St John the Baptist PS receiving grant awards for equipment and resources.

Erne Music Club and Garrison Women’s Group will use their funding to facilitate a range of classes. The fund is helping support some minor renovation work for Melvin Enterprise and Cashel Community Association. Belleek Men’s Shed and Lakeland Community Care will use their grant awards to cover equipment costs.

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. Despite the pressures of the Pandemic, community activity is continuing 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.”

The Callagheen Wind Farm is owned by Scottish Power Renewables and the fund is managed by the Fermanagh Trust on behalf of the company. 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. For more information CLICK HERE


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