Oweninny Power Designated Activity Company has developed a wind farm at Oweninny, Bellacorick Co. Mayo. A Community Benefit Fund has been established as a condition of planning consent. The Oweninny Community Benefit Fund Scheme is managed by Mayo County Council, who have established a representative Board of Directors to oversee the Governance of the Fund.
Applications are sought annually from clubs, associations, and other groups whose work support community-based initiatives and improvement projects. Applications received are evaluated in line with Mayo County Council’s policy on community benefit contributions required for certain major developments.
There are 2 application schemes run each year. One scheme for the Oweninny Target Area and the second smaller scheme is for the rest of the county.