ESB - Wind Farm Community Fund - NOW OPEN

The Wind Farm Community Funds initiative was established by ESB Group with the intention of helping communities neighbouring ESB wind farms to become more sustainable through the support of positive local initiatives and activities.

The initiative seeks to address current and emerging issues, needs and opportunities within communities, enriching lives and creating brighter possibilities for local residents. As a part of the initiative, Groundwork NI administers five Northern Ireland community funds which surround wind farms owned by subsidiary companies of ESB.

The objective of the ESB Community Fund is to support community projects which clearly address current and emerging local issues, needs and opportunities, while also seeking to develop and build upon existing initiatives. Suggested awards normally vary from £1,000 to £6,000.


Projects must focus on at least one of the following themes:

  • Education and skills

  • Health, safety and well being

  • Environment and habitat conservation

  • Energy efficiency and sustainability

  • Culture and heritage

  • Recreation, sport and social inclusion

The five wind farms include:

  • Curryfree Wind Farm Community Fund
    Bigwood Road, Londonderry, BT47 3RD
    Area of benefit: 7km, see map.

  • Carrickatane Wind Farm Community Fund
    Gortmellan Road, Londonderry, BT47 2SW
    Area of benefit: 7km, see map.

  • Crockagarran Wind Farm Community Fund
    Gleneeny Road, Omagh, BT79 9HJ
    Area of benefit: 10km, see map.

  • Crockdun Wind Farm Community Fund
    Loughmacrory Road, Omagh, BT79 9LD
    Area of benefit: 10km, see map.

  • Eglish Wind Farm Community Fund
    Ballyartan Road, Londonderry, BT82 0PX
    Area of benefit: 7km, see map.

How to Apply

If your project meets the essential criteria outlined in the funding guidelines, please complete and submit the online application form, ensuring that all relevant sections are addressed and that all the required supplementary documentation is uploaded.

Further information on eligibility and for access to the online application for please visit

Deadline for applications is Friday 22 November 2019 at 12noon.