Through our Coomacheo and Curragh Wind Farms in North Cork we make over €100,000 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 2010, and our latest contribution in 2020 takes the total amount awarded in the North Cork region to over €1.4 million.
A total of 28 local groups benefitted from funding in excess of €118,000 in 2020. The majority of this year’s recipient groups are putting the funding towards Covid measures towards opening their schools, clubs and community centres.
Ionad Lae, Baile Mhúirne used their funding to increase its Meals on Wheels service to meet the demand created by the pandemic.
The Community Fund is operated by sister company SSE Airtricity on behalf of SSE Renewables.
Coomacheo and Curragh Wind Farms have a combined capacity of almost 60MW and produce enough green energy to power around 40,000 homes.