Bord Gáis Energy Grants available

To mark the arrival of Bord Gáis Energy’s one millionth customer, the Community Energy Fund has been created to support local, regional and national projects that demonstrate real community impact. As Ireland’s leading dual-fuel provider, Bord Gáis Energy is looking for Not-For-Profit projects to apply for energy funding from the Community Energy Fund. €100,000 in energy grants has been made available, one grant of €25,000, five of €10,000 and ten of €2,500 worth of energy awarded to successful applicants of the Community Energy Fund. 16 Not-For-Profit projects in total from all across the country will be energised by Bord Gáis Energy.

For the past 33 years, Bord Gáis Energy is proud to play a part in providing energy to support the daily lives of Irish people in their homes, in their communities and in their workplaces and wants to hear people's stories of how their project will be energised to reach its potential and be enhanced by receiving funding from the Community Energy Fund.

Applications for the Community Energy Fund are available now from local Public Libraries nationwide and downloadable online from Applications close on Wednesday 16th June 2010.

Speaking about reaching the milestone of one million customers at the launch of the Community Energy Fund, John Mullins, C.E.O. Bord Gáis, said; ‘We are grateful to all our customers, both gas and electricity, for being with Bord Gáis Energy. We wanted to share our success by giving something back to the very communities that support us, that is why we have established the Community Energy Fund. We want to recognise and energise local projects so they can continue delivering their services and doing the good work in their community by providing energy funding.’