Castlepook Wind Farm, near Doneraile – a renewable energy project developed and operated by Castlepook Power DAC – reminds local organisations that the fourth round of its community fund is open for applications.

The fund, which is valued at over €42,000 this year, remains open for applications until mid-March.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of ESB, the wind farm which entered commercial operation in 2018 features 14 wind turbines with the combined ability to generate 33.3 MW, enough to power over 20,000 homes.

Since the launch in 2016, the fund has committed to investing over €127,000 in 22 projects within the vicinity of the wind farm.

Funding is available to support local organisations in the delivery community projects and initiatives which fall within one or more of our broad themes: Education and Skills; Health, Safety and Wellbeing; Environment and Habitat Conservation; Energy Efficiency and Sustainability; Culture and Heritage; Recreation, Sport and Social Inclusion.

The Fund will operate annually for the lifetime of the wind farm.

Applications can be made online via until Friday, 15th March at 5pm.