Kingsmountain and Dunneill
Through our Kingsmountain and Dunneill Wind Farms in Co. Sligo we make around €40,000 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 farms since 2004, and our latest contribution of over €35,000 in 2020 takes the total amount awarded in the region to over €495,000.
A total of 31 local groups benefitted in 2020, including six schools, who used their funding to implement Covid-19 safety measures. Sports clubs and community groups also received awards.
Templeboy Aughris Rural Action group, pictured before the pandemic temporarily halted its activities, has been receiving community funding since 2017 and will put their 2020 contribution towards further restoration works on the World War II Lookout Post on the Aughris Loop Walk.
Other 2020 recipients include: Dromore West Village Enhancement Committee; Enniscrone Women’s Activities Group; Eoghan Rua Ladies Football Club; High Park Parents Association; Kilglass Enniscrone United and the Old School House Templeboy.
The Community Fund is operated by sister company SSE Airtricity on behalf of SSE Renewables.
Dunneill and Kingsmountain Wind Farms in Co. Sligo have a combined capacity of over 36MW and produce enough green energy to power over 24,000 homes in the region.