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 2019 takes the total amount awarded in the West Cork region to almost €185,000.
A total of seven local groups benefitted from funding totalling almost €13,000 in 2019. Drinagh Community Association received a contribution to install solar powered traffic speed control measures for Drinagh village. Other projects supported include lighting upgrades for Drimoleague Tidy Towns, heating upgrades at Drinagh National School, and replacement windows and doors for Cox’s Hall, Doheny GAA Club and Dunmanway Sports Hall.
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.