Mountlucas Wind Farm opens 2019 Community Gain Scheme Fund
20th February 2019
€84,000 available in funding for local community organisations
Bord na Móna has announced a new round of Community Gain Scheme funding for community groups located around Mountlucas Wind Farm. The fund is now open to receive applications until Friday 22nd March. The Community Gain Scheme Fund aims to provide financial assistance to local community and not-for-profit organisations around Mountlucas Wind Farm.
Making the announcement today , Pat Fitzgerald, Communications Manager explained: “The fund amounts to €84,000 per annum and I would like to encourage any local groups to make an application to the scheme. In order to be eligible for funding projects must fall within the thematic areas of: Amenities, Community Facilities, Culture/Heritage, Education and Recreation/Health. This is the sixth round of funding and there will be many more to come over the next number of years as we work with communities near the wind farm supporting a wide range of local clubs and societies”.
Since 2014, the fund has committed to investing almost half a million euro in over 100 projects. Among the groups supported to date include local schools, GAA clubs, Development Associations, Text Alert Schemes, First Responder Scheme, community facilities and local athletic clubs. Bord na Móna administers each scheme and an awards committee is drawn from the local communities. This committee reviews and marks each application against the Schemes qualifying criteria in order to decide which projects are granted financial support.
For further information on the community gain scheme fund and to apply for funding, please visit: www.bordnamona.ie/community-benefits or contact the Scheme Administrator on 046-9733800