2024 ESB Wind Farm Community Funds

The 2024 ESB Wind Farm Community Funds are now open for applications until March 8th 2024. Please feel free to share this with any relevant groups in your database.


For a full list of Wind Farm Community Funds included in this call, please click here.


The fund is available to community and voluntary groups, non-profit groups or organisations with a charitable status.  The Wind Farm Community Funds will prioritise projects and initiatives that support and benefit the areas surrounding ESB wholly owned and co-owned wind farms, in the following categories:


  • Education and skills.
  • Health, safety and wellbeing.
  • Environment and habitat conservation.
  • Energy efficiency and sustainability.
  • Culture and heritage.
  • Recreation, sport and social inclusion.
  • Tourism (Raheenleagh & Castlepook only)


Getting started on your project ideas early will greatly assist with your application, as a well-developed project is key to a successful outcome.


It is essential to note that applications from groups that do not submit required documentation with the application form e.g. planning permission, planning exemption, confirmation that you have liaised with your local authority or owner permission, may not proceed to evaluation.


Applications may made online at www.communitybenefitfunds.ie, please ensure you take some time to read the Fund Guidelines, prior to submitting you application and visit the help section of our website for additional helpful documents.  If you are registered a previous call, you can use the same user name and password to apply to the 2024 fund.  If you have lost or forgotten your password, please go to the “Forgot Password” tab, or contact SECAD.


If you do not have a current constitution for your group please click here to download a template constitution, to edit and adapt to suit your group.

National schools can use this template.


If you register as a new user and do not receive the confirmation message within a few minutes of signing up, please check your spam or junk mail folders, just in case the confirmation email was delivered there instead of your inbox. If so, select the confirmation message and click Not Spam, which will allow future messages to get through.


If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact SECAD, Elaine Barrett [email protected] or Eilish Walsh [email protected].