Strokestown community receives €93k from wind-farm fund

Over €93,000 is to be divided among several groups in the second year of the Sliabh Bán wind farm community fund.

Seven groups will also receive the second year of funding based on the previously announced multi-annual grant scheme

Seven schools are among the groups to benefit from funding announced by the Sliabh Bán Power DAC recently

The funding recipients from the Community Fund include:

The funding recipients of the Community Benefit Fund. Are:
Lisonuffy Cemetery Committee
Sliabh Bawn History Committee,
Ballyleague Village Renewal
St. Patrick’s B.N.S.
Cloontuskert Tidy Towns Association
Clooncagh National School Board of Management
Parents Association of Scoil Mhuire Strokestown
Kilglass Tarmonbarry Scout Group
Ballyleague Men’s Shed
Scramogue/Tarmonbarry Community Walkway at St Barry’s GAA Club
Lough Ree Sub Aqua Search and Rescue Unit
DARA Tarmonbarry
Strokestown Co-Operative Community Centre Limited
Sliabh Ban Community Group
12th Roscommon Scouts / Lough Keel Scouts
Cloontuskert National School
Irish Heritage Trust.

In addition to the above awards, a further seven groups will receive the second year of funding based on multi-annual grants that were awarded in year one of the fund.

The seven multi-annual grants are for:

The Hub Community Café
Ballagh National School
St Faithleachs GAA Club
Ballyfeeny National School
Strokestown Community Playschool Ltd
Strokestown Community Development Association
Lough Ree North Angling Club

The total amount allocated for the 2016 fund, including the multi-annual grants is worth €93,698.

Community funding is to be put in place for the 25-year-lifespan of the wind farm, which is due to become operational later this month.