Background of the Community Benefit Fund
The Energia Meendareen Fund is now in its fourth year, having provided 62 grants totalling €142,112 supporting a range of organisations within the immediate vicinity of the Meenadreen Windfarm and extending to Donegal Town on occasion. Following several successful grant rounds between 2015 and 2020 and in light of the difficulties facing communities across Ireland due to Covid-19, Energia has introduced two new elements to the fund:
i) a scholarship programme
ii) legacy projects, in addition to the funds existing general grants scheme.
The addition of these two new funding areas, aim to provide the community of Meenadreen and those who live there with even more beneficial investments.
• Non-profit organisations located within the vicinity of Meenadreen are encouraged to apply to strand 1: ‘General grants’ or Strand 2: ‘Investing in the Future of Meenadreen (legacy projects)’.
• Individual students living within the vicinity of Meenadreen should apply to strand 3: The Meenadreen Scholarship Programme.