Community Benefits

Community Benefits

Community Benefit Fund Now Closed for Applications

The 2023 Cloncreen Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund closed for applications on Wednesday 05th April 2023.

This fund will distribute €150,000 to community and voluntary groups, non-profit groups, clubs and societies, or organisations with a charitable status which aim to deliver community good and services within 10km of the Wind Farm.

The Fund has been established to recognise the key role of local communities in developing new sources of renewable energy. It will cumulatively distribute €2.25 million to the area over the next 15 years as part of a broader package of local development supports being delivered in the area by Bord na Móna.

The fund will be administered by M-CO, an independent strategic design and project management company who specialise in the areas of climate action and community development.

M-CO will be in touch with applicants to inform them of the outcome of their application  Please note, if we are experiencing any delays due to application volume, we will inform you of same.

For further information on the Community Benefit Fund, please visit:

Should you have any queries on your application or the Community Benefit Fund,  please contact M-CO on 01 887 0630 or

The Cloncreen Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund will open for applications once per year until 2038.

The next application window will take place in early 2024. Please keep an eye on this page for future updates.

Clonbullogue Launches Community Action Plan

Congratulations to Clonbullogue Development Planning Group who officially launched their Community Action Plan in March 2022.

The Community Action Plan was supported by Cloncreen Wind Farm and developed in conjunction with Offaly Local Development Company.

It is envisaged that this plan will aid the Community in identifying potential community projects to bring forward for funding as part of Cloncreen Wind Farm's Community Benefit Fund once the wind farm enters commercial operation.

We look forward to supporting the community and the various projects identified in the Community Plan over the coming years.

Well done to everyone involved!

Click here to view the report


Amenity Plan

Similar to Mountlucas Wind Farm, amenity facilities (such as utilising the internal road network for walkways/cycleways) will be incorporated as part of the Cloncreen project.  Approximately 21 km of internal road network will be constructed as part of the development.

In addition, to enhance the amenity potential of the site, the project team are continuing to develop a wider amenity plan for the Wind Farm.



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