Mainstream was established in Dublin, Ireland in 2008. It has built and now operates two wind farms; the Knockaneden wind farm (9 megawatts) in County Kerry and the Carrickeeny wind farm (8 megawatts) in County Leitrim which is owned by IKEA. The Raragh wind farm (11.5 megawatts) in County Cavan is currently in development.
Mainstream is committed to the communities where our wind farms are hosted. At each anniversary of commercial operation date, community groups including schools, sports clubs, and not-for-profit associations are invited to apply for a portion of community funds. Awards are made based on proximity to the wind farm, if the group is involved in a sustainable energy development and, the value that group brings to the community.
Knockaneden Wind Farm Community Fund – Co. Kerry
The Knockaneden wind farm community fund is now closed to applicants. Not-for-profit community based projects/activities within a 10km radius of our wind farm at Knockaneden, Co Kerry. Economic, social, cultural and educational projects from all aspects of community will be considered. Preference will be given to projects which have an environmental theme and/or linked to sustainable local activities.
Successful applicants will be notified on or before Monday, 14 November 2016.
Carrickeeny Wind Farm Community Fund – Co. Leitrim
Applications are now closed for the community fund in respect of the Carrickeeny Wind Plant near Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim. Successful applicants from not-for-profit community-based projects/activities within a 10km radius of the wind farm will be notified on or before Friday, 21 October. A total of €10,000 will be allocated and projects from all aspects of the community will be considered (economic, social, cultural and educational).
Should you have any queries in relation to either the Knockaneden or Carrickeeny Wind Farm community funds please email Barry Nelson or phone (01) 290 2000.