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 at the pre-construction stage and expected to enter construction during 2016.
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.
Carrickeeny Wind Plant near Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim is currently inviting applications from not-for-profit community-based projects/activities within a 10km radius of the wind farm on/before Monday, 10 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). For more information, read the Community Fund advert. To apply for the community fund, please review the terms-and-conditions for eligibility before completing the Application Form 2016.
Successful applicants will be notified on or before Friday, 21 October 2016. Should you have any queries in relation to the fund please email Barry Nelson or phone (01) 290 2000.