Purpose of the fund:
This local community benefit fund was set up by Gaelectric in 2016 and is now managed by CGN Europe – a wind energy and energy storage company that believes in a sustainable future. GCN is committed to ensuring that their wind farms, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, also provide significant economic benefits to the local community.
The Carn Hill Community Benefit Fund is available to local community projects within 6km radius of the windfarm, which includes the areas of Monkstown, Grange, Woodburn, Greenisland, Ballynure and Carnmoney.
The fund aims to encourage:
The fund will support projects addressing issues within the following theme areas:
Priority will be given to:
What we can't fund:
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.
In addition, the Carn Hill Community Benefit Fund will not support:
Applicants that currently hold a live grant are not eligible to re-apply in any new round until all outstanding information is provided for the current grant held. This includes details of spend and any monitoring.
In 2022 the success rate for applications to this fund was 80%
Closing Date: Oct 24, 2023 13:00
Oct 24, 2023 13:00
Within 6km radius of the windfarm, which includes the areas of Monkstown, Grange, Woodburn, Greenisland, Ballynure and Carnmoney.
Up to £3,000
Projects aimed at providing skills development for young adults; Intergenerational projects; Projects tackling rural isolation; Projects based around community arts; Projects which improve the utilisation of community space
If you are unsure about any of the above, or have any other queries, then please contact the Grants Team