Windfarm funding for Inishowen

THE Danish company Ørsted, who operate three windfarms in Inishowen, are inviting community groups in their area to apply for funding.

Last year the company invested more than €44,000 in local community projects. Among the successful applicants were North West Community Development, Scoil Naomh Padraig and Buncrana GAA.

This was part of community benefit fund which is in accordance with the Wind Energy Ireland Best Practice Principles in Community Engagement & Community Commitment.


The company’s three windfarms are located at Sorne (near Buncrana 2) and one in Flughland (near the townland of Druminderry).

Community groups seeking funding must be within a radius of 7-10km of the windfarm sites.

Spraoi agus Sport in Carndonagh were awarded €60,000 in funding from the Sorne fund spread over three years.

Speaking on the impact of the funding, CEO Helen Nolan said: “We are delighted that Ørsted believes in the power of our work, this financial support will enable Spraoi agus Spórt to expand our community initiatives, bring new ideas and programmes to our community, fostering greater inclusivity and well-being.

“This funding will empower us to reach deeper into our community, scaling up our successful social enterprise model for broader impact.”

For further information about how to apply for our funds, please visit Ørsted in the Community | Ørsted (

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