Moneypoint Wind Farm Community Fund open for applications

Moneypoint Wind Farm Community Fund open for applications

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Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Moneypoint Wind Farm, located on the site of Moneypoint Power Station near Kilrush, has confirmed the second round of its community fund. The fund, which is valued at over €22,000 this year, is now open for applications.

Funding is available to support local organisations in the delivery of community projects and initiatives which fall within one or more of our broad themes:

Education and Skills.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing.

Environment and Habitat Conservation.

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability.

Culture and Heritage.

Recreation, Sport and Social Inclusion.

Last year, the Moneypoint Wind Farm Community Fund committed to investing more than €91,000 in 13 community projects within the vicinity of the wind farm.

Moneypoint’s Community Fund launched in 2018 and will operate annually for the lifetime of the wind farm.

Applications can be made online until Friday 15 March at 5pm via http://www.windfarmcommunityfunds.ie/.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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