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Funding awarded to Limerick organisations

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ESB has awarded funding of €42,000 to four Limerick-based community and voluntary organisations as part of the autumn 2015 round of the ‘Energy for Generations’ community fund.

A special cheque presentation took place today (13.11.2015) at the ESB Generating Station, Ardnacrusha, Co Clare, where funding was awarded to four organisations. This highlights the partnership between ESB and the charities and focuses on the positive impact of the organisations in Limerick.

The Energy for Generations fund supports the work of not-for-profit organisations, charities and community and voluntary organisations whose work falls under the following areas: educational access and support; suicide prevention; and care of the homeless. Today’s funding announcement forms part of over €270,000 being awarded to 47 community and voluntary organisations across Ireland, as part of the autumn 2015 round.

Speaking at the presentation, Pat Naughton, Executive Director of Group People & Sustainability said: “We are delighted to be able to support the great work of these four organisations through ESB’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme and our Energy for Generations Fund. Today’s cheque presentation is an opportunity for us to highlight the great work taking place in Limerick and the mid-west region to tackle homelessness, prevent suicide and provide education and training services.

Also taking place at the event in Ardnacrusha was a presentation involving two ESB staff teams from ESB’s Generating stations in Moneypoint and Ardnacrusha. The staff teams were successful in a recently held staff talent show, raising much needed funds for Milford Hospice and the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, representatives of whom also attended the presentation.

Each year, ESB awards funding to approximately 150 projects across Ireland. The autumn 2015 successful projects are diverse and include counselling services, educational activities for adults with intellectual disabilities, supporting childhood literacy and numeracy, and workshops on self-confidence and body image.

Full details on applying to the Energy for Generations Fund, including eligibility criteria for projects, can be found here: https://www.esb.ie/main/ community-sponsorship/energy- for-generations-fund.jsp

ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund is open to organisations within the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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