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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. 

A large group photo in the community centre

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. 

  1. Download the forms

    Download the Community Fund Application Form, Community Fund Declaration Form and Contractors Quote Form.

  2. 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.

  3. Send in your application

    You can submit your application form to Anne Reynolds by email or by post:

    Anne Reynolds
    Community Development Officer,
    SSE Airtricity
    3rd Floor, Millenium House
    17-25 Great Victoria Street
    Belfast BT2 7AQ

  4. Applications are reviewed by SSE Airtricity

    Remember your project must meet the programme's criteria.

  5. Funding announced

    Anne Reynolds, SSE Airtricity Community Development Officer, will contact all successful and unsuccessful applicants to provide feedback of the panel's decision.

  6. 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

CountyCommunity FundOpening DateClosing Date
County Derry~Londonderry Slieve Kirk Wind Park  29 April 17 May
County Tyrone Slieve Divena II 29 April 17 May
County Fermanagh Bin Mountain and Tappaghan Wind Farm 5 August 23 August
County Tyrone Bessy Bell Wind Farm 5 August 23 August
County Tyrone  Tievenameenta Wind Farm 16 December 31 January