Energia is providing an additional €17,000 to boost its wind farm benefit funds and support local communities through the coronavirus pandemic. We’re working with the Community Foundation for Ireland, Community Foundation NI and Fermanagh Trust, who administer the funds on our behalf, to get the emergency funding to where it’s needed most – and fast.
In County Fermanagh, we’re helping the Heber McMahon GAA Club deliver food parcels and collect prescriptions for elderly and vulnerable people in self-isolation at home. Our Meenadreen wind farm will allow the Donegal Family Resource Centre to expand its food bank network and Meals on Wheels service to try and meet the increasing demand and local need.
Managing Director of Energia Renewables, Peter Baillie, says, “We wanted to act quickly to respond to the developing situation. This year we’re already making over €500,000 available to community groups living near our wind farms through seven community benefit funds across the island of Ireland but much of that money was already committed. That’s why we’re providing additional funding to help the volunteers on the ground who are doing all they can to support their communities through this difficult time.”