AES believes in giving back. That’s why every year we support charities and our local communities. In 2020, we have awarded €218,000 to local groups through the Drehid Community Gain Fund.
The Drehid Community Gain Fund arose from the development of the Drehid Waste Management Facility by Bord na Móna in 2008. Local clubs, associations and other community groups apply for funding to help with various community-based initiatives and improvement projects.
The grant scheme is administered by Kildare County Council, and a community liaison committee assess the grant applications and makes recommendations on funding decisions.
Since the inception of this scheme, grants totaling €3.7 million have been awarded to projects in the community including community groups, resident associations, youth and scout groups, sporting organisations, charities, tidy town committees, schools, environmental and heritage groups.