Northern Ireland

ESB Community Fund

ESB provides grant funding for community organisations near its windfarm sites

The Wind Farm Community Funds initiative was established by ESB Group with the intention of helping communities neighbouring ESB wind farms to become more sustainable through the support of positive local initiatives and activities.

The initiative seeks to address current and emerging issues, needs and opportunities within communities, enriching lives and creating brighter possibilities for local residents. As a part of the initiative, Groundwork NI administers five Northern Ireland community funds which surround wind farms owned by subsidiary companies of ESB.

If your project meets the essential criteria outlined in the funding guidelines, please complete and submit the online application form, ensuring that all relevant sections are addressed and that all the required supplementary documentation is uploaded.

The five wind farms include:

  • Curryfree Wind Farm Community Fund 
    Bigwood Road, Londonderry, BT47 3RD
    Area of benefit: 7km, see map.
  • Carrickatane Wind Farm Community Fund
    Gortmellan Road, Londonderry, BT47 2SW
    Area of benefit: 7km, see map.
  • Crockagarran Wind Farm Community Fund
    Gleneeny Road, Omagh, BT79 9HJ
    Area of benefit: 10km, see map.
  • Crockdun Wind Farm Community Fund
    Loughmacrory Road, Omagh, BT79 9LD
    Area of benefit: 10km, see map.
  • Eglish Wind Farm Community Fund
    Ballyartan Road, Londonderry, BT82 0PX
    Area of benefit: 7km, see map.For more information contact grants@groundworkni.co.uk

The next round of applications will be open in Autumn 2020.

You can apply and find the funding guidelines here.

For more information please contact: esbcommunityfund@groundworkni.co.uk

We are always interested in establishing new partnerships, to find out more about working with us on grant management, see our flyer.