GALWAY WIND PARK LAUNCHES COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
SSE Renewables and Greencoat Renewables, joint owners of Galway Wind Park, have launched a €70,000 COVID-19 response fund to support local communities around the wind farm in Connemara, Co. Galway.
The funding, which is being made immediately available, will support community groups that are currently mobilising a rapid response to support those most-in-need as a direct result of the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.
In addition to supporting rapid response initiatives that are currently being mobilised, funding will also be available for projects that will help rebuild our community in the months ahead.
The COVID-19 response funding is being released early from the overall Galway Wind Park annual Community Fund to ensure emergency funds are made available now when they are needed most.
The funding is available to volunteer-led community groups delivering COVID-19 response activities to communities and individuals living within 10km of Galway Wind Park farm. Applications will be assessed on a first-come basis and will be rapidly processed to ensure that funding reaches the community need as quickly as possible.
Groups wishing to apply for funding can do so by downloading application forms from GalwayWindPark.com, by emailing GWPcommunityfund@sse.com, or by calling Community Development Officer Anne Reynolds on (086) 878 3104.
Groups wishing to apply for funding can do so by completing the application form, and by returning the completed form by email to GWPcommunityfund@sse.com. For further information or assistance please call Community Development Officer Anne Reynolds on (086) 878 3104.
Located in Connemara’s Cloosh Valley, Galway Wind Park is Ireland’s largest onshore wind farm, generating enough renewable energy to power every home in Galway city and county. Jointly owned by SSE Renewables and Greencoat Renewables, the wind farm already operates an overall €400,000-plus Community Fund paid annually in contributions to local groups and individuals via its Local Fund, Major Projects Fund, and Scholarship Fund.