SSE Renewables has donated over €370,000 to 68 community groups in Galway through its Community Fund from the Galway Wind Park which is a joint venture with partners Greencoat Renewables.
The renewable energy company published its Community Investment Review yesterday, which contains information on the €1.2 million donated to 416 projects across Ireland in 2021/22.
The Galway Wind Park Community Fund, which distributes wind powered funding on behalf of Galway Wind Park, donated over €370,000 to groups including schools, sports clubs and community centres.
Killannin Pitch Committee was awarded funding towards capital works with a focus on pitch development and safety.
Caroline Walsh Committee member Killanin Pitch Committee said that the funding received from Galway Wind Park has allowed them to upgrade the existing pitch and deliver an astroturf area which has increased usership.
“Killannin can now offer its facilities to other sporting groups and organisations making it a more inclusive organisation and providing advanced facilities for the local people.
The latest Community Fund donation brings the total contribution made by SSE Renewables to local communities in Ireland over €10 million so far since 2003.
In addition to Galway funding was awarded to community groups operating near SSE Renewables’ wind farms located in Cavan, Donegal, Wexford, Monaghan, Sligo, Limerick, Kerry, Tipperary, and Cork.