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
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;
However priority will be given to:
What We Cannot Support
We cannot support projects;
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;
Click here to download the map highlighting the geographical area included.
Who Cannot Apply?
The funds are not available to:
Closing Date: Dec 4, 2020 13:00
Dec 4, 2020 13:00
Within a maximum 7 kilometre radius of the Brockaghboy Wind Farm
Up to £5,000
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
The fund will be open for applications from 9:00am on 2nd November 2020, and will close at 1:00pm on 4th December 2020.
Apply online by clicking here:Apply Now
If you are unsure about any of the above, or have any other queries, then please contact the Grants Team