Cumann na Daoine

A community based organisation in Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland.

EirGrid Interconnector: Community Benefit Fund Consultation & Meeting TONIGHT

Following the recent contract signing for the Celtic Interconnector project, we would like to extend an invitation to you from SECAD Partnership CLG (“SECAD”) to take part in their online consultation process and help shape the strategy for the Celtic Interconnector Community Benefit Fund.

The €2.4 million Celtic Interconnector Community Benefit Fund has been established by EirGrid in recognition of the support of local communities and the temporary disruption which may be caused during the construction phase of the project.

SECAD Partnership CLG, based in East Cork, was appointed grant administrator for the fund in June of 2022 and is currently working alongside project stakeholders to shape the funding strategy and guidelines.

We invite you to have your say online at

The survey is open for submissions until Tuesday, 20th December 2022.

For anyone wishing to learn more about the benefit fund strategy consultation, an online information session will be held by SECAD on Tuesday, 13th December at 7.00pm. You can register for the webinar on the SECAD website at