Proud to make a difference
The SSE Airtricity Community Fund
Our Community Fund has contributed over £2.3m to local community groups in Northern Ireland since 2008. Through the programme, we provide voluntary annual funding to make a difference for communities close to our wind farms. We're proud to have supported over 750 forward-thinking and important local projects, as well as providing more than £500,000 in scholarship funding for local students.
invested in local communities
in scholarship funding for local students
local projects supported
What we do
The SSE Airtricity Community Fund supports communities around each of our 29 wind farms across the island of Ireland through an annual fund, which is distributed to local activities and projects with a focus on energy efficiency, safety, social and environmental sustainability.
In Northern Ireland, we also support local students in Counties Tyrone and Derry~Londonderry through the SSE Airtricity Scholarship.
The fund for each wind farm:
- Starts one year after the wind farm starts producing electricity
- Runs for the lifetime of the wind farm
- Is set each year according to the electricity produced by the wind farm.
How to apply
Projects applying must be not-for-profit, community initiatives and within a 12-mile radius of the related wind farm. They should be targeted at improvements in energy efficiency, safety or sustainability.
Download the forms
Download the Community Fund Application Form, Community Fund Declaration Form and Contractors Quote Form.
Tell us about your project
Fill out your application form, telling us about your community group and project. Remember the contractor must complete the contractors form under the relevant heading and attach the quote.
Send in your application
You can submit your application form to Anne Reynolds by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by post:
Community Development Officer,
3rd Floor, Millenium House
17-25 Great Victoria Street
Belfast BT2 7AQ
Applications are reviewed by SSE Airtricity
Remember your project must meet the programme's criteria.
Anne Reynolds, SSE Airtricity Community Development Officer, will contact all successful and unsuccessful applicants to provide feedback of the panel's decision.
Community photo and presentation
Anne will organise a visit to your community and present successful groups with their funding.
Fund Opening and Closing Dates 2019/20
|County||Community Fund||Opening Date||Closing Date|
||Slieve Kirk Wind Park
||Slieve Divena II
||Bin Mountain and Tappaghan Wind Farm
||Bessy Bell Wind Farm
||Tievenameenta Wind Farm