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Brockaghboy Wind Farm


Purpose Of The Fund

The Brockaghboy Wind Farm Community Fund has been set up by Brockaghboy Windfarm Ltd.

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support toward the development of locally-beneficial community-based projects and initiatives within a maximum 7 kilometre radius of the Brockaghboy Wind Farm, Swatragh, County Londonderry together with those communities hosting infrastructure associated with the proposed interconnecting overhead grid line to  the wind farm from Rasharkin; such radius to be based upon the geographical centre point of the wind farm at Irish Grid Co-ordinate 281260 E, 410300 N.

The fund itself will be available for the operational lifetime of the wind farm which is anticipated to be 25 years.  During which time it pledges to provide a fund of £40,000 per annum, index-linked to inflation. For the foreseeable future the fund will be administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.  The qualifying terms of the fund may however be varied from time to time to suit altering or arising community needs.

This Fund Aims To Encouarge

  • Reducing poverty and disadvantage
  • Improving the health of residents
  • Helping to tackle climate change and encouraging sustainability and environmental projects
  • Promoting care and support of vulnerable people
  • Improving community safety and regeneration
  • Promoting a wide range of recreational, sporting and cultural activities
  • Improving rural transport and business opportunities
  • Building the capacity of voluntary organisations to learn skills and develop experience with a view to them becoming sustainable organisations
  • Improving community buildings and facilities
  • Developing active, engaged and involved communities

What Level Of Grants Is Available?

We suggest that groups apply for grants to the value of up to £5,000.  The suggested award value is neither a minimum nor a maximum, rather an indication of the scale of financial resources available annually.

What Does This Fund Support?

We support projects which focus on the following thematic areas;

  • Sports and Recreation
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Environment and Conservation
  • Energy Efficiency and  Sustainability
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Education
  • Children and Young People
  • Elderly People

However priority will be given to:

  • Projects which address  issues relating to improving collaboration among local groups and organisations.
  • Projects which provide clear community benefit to people experiencing disadvantage and / or life limiting circumstances.
  • Projects which increase the use of existing community space and sustainable venues.
  • Inter-generational projects.
  • Projects which increase local participation through sports, culture and the arts.
  • Projects which improve community attendance and participation of the elderly and infirm

What We Cannot Support

We cannot support projects;

  • Where work has commenced prior to application
  • Which directly replace statutory activities / funding
  • Which do not directly benefit the local community, and are not deemed as ‘not-for-profit’
  • Which provide unnecessary duplicate activities / services / infrastructure within the community
  • Which impact upon, or adversely affect the sustainability of an existing facility or service that may be located and / or operating elsewhere in the area of benefit
  • Where duplicate funding from other sources exists, however matched funding is welcomed
  • Which conflict with or adversely affect the aim, objectives or policy of the Service Provider, TCI Renewables or any other associated company
  • Which directly promote / advance: 
  • any particular religion / faith
  • any particular political party
  • any type of hunting / shooting
  • Which seek to purchase / cover the cost of the following:
  • Salaries of core staff
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Trips or visits outside the project area
  • Retrospective funding where contracts have already been signed and/or orders placed before funding approval
  • Routine repairs and maintenance / normal running costs
  • Recoverable VAT costs
  • Fundraising campaign contributions or costs

 

  • The Community Foundation will not fund organisations or activities which promote causes that are contrary to our purposes.  Causes and activities that are contrary to our purposes include, but may not be limited to, those outlined in our investment policy.  We will not therefore fund organisations or activities which we determine are linked to the promotion of armaments, alcohol, human rights abuses, tobacco or pornography.

Who Can Apply?

Typically, the funds are available to community and voluntary organisations for projects which are located within the aforementioned geographical extent of Brockaghboy Wind Farm and those communities who host infrastructure associated with the interconnecting overhead grid line of the wind farm and who have a locally adopted constitution in the name of the applicant organisation.  These include, but are not limited to;

  • Registered Charities 
  • Community Development Groups 
  • Sports, Recreation and Youth Clubs
  • Primary, and Secondary Schools. 

Click here to download the map highlighting the geographical area included.

Who Cannot Apply?

The funds are not available to:

  • Individuals
  • Private-Sector Organisations
  • Organisations with restrictive ‘members only’ conditions to access
  • Applications on behalf of other organisations or in the name of a professional fundraiser

Closing Date: Dec 2, 2019 13:00

Dec 2, 2019 13:00

  • Area:

  • Within a maximum 7 kilometre radius of the Brockaghboy Wind Farm

  • Grant size:

  • Up to £5,000

  • Priorities:

  • Projects which address issues relating to improving collaboration among local groups and organisations. Projects which provide clear community benefit to people experiencing disadvantage and / or life limiting circumstances. Projects which increase the use of existing community space and sustainable venues. Inter-generational projects. Projects which increase local participation through sports, culture and the arts. Projects which improve community attendance and participation of the elderly and infirm

Ready To Apply?

Apply Now

The fund will be open for applications from 10:00am on 4th November 2019, and will close at 1:00pm on 2nd December 2019.

Apply online by clicking here:

Apply Now

Who to speak to

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Grants Team

If you are unsure about any of the above, or have any other queries, then please contact the Grants Team
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Grants Team

If you are unsure about any of the above, or have any other queries, then please contact the Grants Team

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