Community Benefits

Community Benefits

Community Gain Scheme

Bord na Móna Powergen set up the Bruckana Community Gain Scheme in 2014 thanks to the help and cooperation of the communities’ local to Bruckana Wind Farm. An annual fund of €1,000/MW per installed capacity per annum, index-linked for the lifetime of each project was established for the wind farm. The annual fund for the Bruckana Wind Farm Community Gain Scheme is €42,000.

Bord na Móna Powergen administers the scheme and an awards committee is drawn from the local communities of Crosspatrick and Moyne/Templetuohy. This local committee decides which projects are granted financial support. The funding has benefited schools, sports clubs, general amenity, social initiatives, as well as community facilities. Please see lists below for previous recipients and projects.

Bruckana Community Gains Scheme 2020

The Bruckana Wind Farm Community Gain Scheme 2020 is now open!

The fund is available to community and voluntary groups, not for profit groups or organisations with a charitable status.

Should you have any queries,  please contact the Mountlucas Community Gain Scheme administrator on (046) 973 3800.

If you wish to make an online application, the Fund Guidelines and Application Form are available here.

Alternatively, you can make a paper-based application by downloading the application form here, and returning the completed form to: Community Gain Scheme Administrator, Edenderry Power Station, Ballykilleen, Edenderry, Co. Offaly.

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 6th March 2020.

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Near Neighbour Scheme

The Near Neighbour Scheme is part of Bruckana Wind Farm’s Community Benefits Package and offers electricity bill payers living within a prescribed distance of a wind turbine an annual discount on their electricity bills*.

*subject to terms and conditions




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