Introducing the Dromadda Beg Onshore Wind Farm fund

Area of benefit

The Dromadda Beg onshore wind farm fund will prioritise applications from local community groups and organisations from within the area of benefit. The area of benefit is the area within 5km of the Wind Farm particularly focusing on the communities of Knocknagoshel and Lyreacrompane. However, applications from outside the AOB may be considered if their project displays significant positive impact/need/opportunity for the communities nearest the Wind Farm.

Key facts


Base level of fund


Date of operation

over € 00

Expected lifetime amount

Fund Administration

The fund is administered by the SECAD partnership.

There will be a themed approach to funding.

In respect of Year 1 to Year 5, the themes are laid out below:

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023

Year 1 | 2019

Schools, including Primary, Montessori, Pre-School, Parent & Toddler Groups, before & after school clubs

Year 2 | 2020

Community facilities/infrastructure & buildings offering services to the wider community – priority for projects that benefit older people

Year 3 | 2021

Sports Groups & Sports related events

Year 4 | 2022

Youth Focused (Non-Sports) Groups/Activities

Year 5 | 2023

Festivals & Events

Supporting young people

Supporting young people | RWE in Ireland
Supporting young people | RWE in Ireland

Community fund: €5,000 / school

Young people are the future for their community and our funds are supporting projects that help them as they grow up.

In its first year the Dromadda Beg Wind Farm Community Fund supported two local schools, each receiving €5,000 towards the cost of projects that will increase the quality of service they provide to their communities.

Lyreacrompane National School

Lyreacrompane National School is a two-teacher school with 17 pupils. The funding will be used towards completing works required in setting up a new preschool on the school premises to complement the existing after school club. Currently, families have to travel to local towns to access this service. In addition, the funding will enable the resurfacing of the school’s outdoor play area with soft matting and fencing, creating additional spacefor the pupils and users of the preschool service.

“We are thoroughly delighted and thankful to receive this funding as it will allow us to expand our school offering increased services to our local community.”

Lyreacrompane National School School Principal

Knocknagoshel National School

Knocknagoshel National School will improve their facilities for children with additional needs by installing a Sensory Pod, specifically designed to complement and enhance each child’s learning process. A portable, calming space, the pod will enable pupils to escape from the usual classroom environment by offering a quiet, distraction free space with inbuilt music and lights that can be controlled and altered to meet the needs of an individual child.

“Knocknagoshel National School is delighted to be a recipient of grant funding from the Dromadda Beg Wind Farm Community Fund. As a result of this funding our school will be able to better facilitate children with additional needs and enhance the learning experience of all children in our school. This sensory unit will be an amazing resource for our school, which wouldn't have been possible without the generous funding of Dromadda Beg Wind Farm.”

St Mary’s Knocknagoshel National School Deputy Principal

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