Through our Coomatallin Wind Farm near Dunmanway in West Cork we make over €10,000 per year available for local projects promoting energy efficiency and social sustainability through our Community Fund programme.
We have been donating to local projects in the vicinity of the wind farm since 2006, and our latest contribution in 2020 takes the total amount awarded in the West Cork region to over €195,000.
A total of four local groups benefitted from funding totalling almost €10,722 in 2019.
The majority of this year’s recipient groups are putting the funding towards Covid measures towards opening their schools, clubs and community centres.
Locally supported groups for 2020 were Drinagh Community Association, Dunmanway Sports Hall, and Fannlobbus Union of Parishes while Drinagh National School used its funding for Covid-19 safety measures to ahead of re-opening in September.
The Community Fund is operated by sister company SSE Airtricity on behalf of SSE Renewables.
Coomatallin Wind Farm has a capacity of 6MW and produces enough green energy to power almost 4,000 homes.