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Community Benefits

Bord na Móna has a long-standing history in many towns and villages throughout Ireland providing employment and supplying fuel and energy to their homes.

New Directions

As part of Bord na Móna’s Brown to Green Strategy, one of our main focus’ is the development of wind farms in order to meet Ireland’s renewable energy target of 16% by 2020. As part of our “Strategic framework for the future use of peatlands”, we will continue to develop complementary uses of the cutaway peatlands around our wind farms.

Such potential uses include tourism and amenity, habitats for plants and animals and carbon sinks. We will continue to collaborate with adjacent communities supporting the work of their local clubs and societies.

New Directions

As part of Bord na Móna’s Brown to Green Strategy, one of our main focus’ is the development of wind farms in order to meet Ireland’s renewable energy target of 16% by 2020. As part of our “Strategic framework for the future use of peatlands”, we will continue to develop complementary uses of the cutaway peatlands around our wind farms.

Such potential uses include tourism and amenity, habitats for plants and animals and carbon sinks. We will continue to collaborate with adjacent communities supporting the work of their local clubs and societies.

Community Gain Schemes

Bord na Móna set up two community gain schemes in 2014 thanks to the help and cooperation of the communities adjacent to its Mountlucas and Bruckana Wind Farms.

An annual fund, based on the installed capacity of each wind farm, is established and applications are sought from clubs, associations, and other such groups in the locality for support for various community-based initiatives and improvement projects. The combined funds amount to €125,000 per annum.

Bord na Móna administers each scheme and an awards committee is drawn from the local communities. This committee decides which projects are granted financial support. The funding has benefited schools, sports clubs, general amenity, social initiatives, as well as community facilities.

Mountlucas and Bruckana Wind Farms Community Gain Scheme 2019
Now Open for Applications

 

Community Gain Scheme Deadline:

Bruckana Wind Farm Community Gain Scheme 2019 application deadline is Friday 8th March @ 5pm.

Mountlucas Wind Farm Community Gain Scheme 2019 application deadline is Friday 22nd March @ 5pm

 

Who can Apply:

The schemes are applicable to community and voluntary groups and associations and other such groups in the locality for support for various community-based initiatives and improvement projects. The aim of the schemes is to provide funding for various projects and initiatives that support and benefit the areas around Bruckana Wind Farm and Mountlucas Wind Farm. Please see a full list of terms and conditions included in the Application Form.

How to Apply:

  • Application form for the Bruckana Wind Farm can be downloaded by clicking here
  • Application forms for the Mountlucas Wind Farm can be downloaded by clicking here
  • Alternatively, you may call 046 973 3800 to request a postal copy or a Microsoft soft Word copy to be emailed to you
  • Fill in all relevant information
  • Print and sign the Application Form
  • Email the Application Form with all other required documentation to communitygainscheme@bnm.ie
  • Alternatively, send the Application Form together with all other required documentation to the following postal address:

The Administrator

Bruckana Community Gain Scheme

Edenderry Power Operations Ltd

Ballykilleen

Edenderry

Co. Offaly