Irish energy company opens grants round

Howard Lake | 28 July 2015 | News

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Irish energy company ESB is inviting applications to its ‘Energy for Generations’ fund which distributes €1 million each year.
The fund will support work in the areas of educational access and support, suicide prevention and care of the homeless. Applications will be accepted from charities and voluntary organisations in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
This current round is one of four annual allocations of funding which provide around €250,000. Last year 150 projects were supported. The closing date for this round is 19 August 2015.
ESB say they will not support staff or operational costs but capital projects can be supported. The fund encourages partnership funding and encourages organisations to either raise additional funding locally or from the organisation’s own funds. Guidelines and the application form are available on the company website.
ESB has also supported development charities in the past through its Electric Aid programme.
 
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