Carn Hill Community Benefit Fund


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 the Monkstown, Grange, Woodburn, Greenisland and Ballynure areas.

The Carn Hill Community Benefit Fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.

Please see area map: Carn Hill Map

The fund aims to encourage:

  • Stronger more inclusive communities by ensuring that local people have ownership and involvement in the design and delivery of the project.
  • Partnership working with community, voluntary and statutory agencies to ensure a coordinated approach.
  • Sustainable solutions that address local issues.

The fund will support projects addressing issues within the following theme areas:

  • Older people
  • Families with young children
  • Young people
  • Environment and living spaces

Priority will be given to:

  • 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

What we will not 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:

  • The advancement of religion.  This includes organisations whose purposes include the advancement of religion;
  • The establishment of endowment of any school or institution providing further education within the meaning of the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1972;
  • The provision of assistance to any Housing Association within the meaning of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1976;
  • Promotion of religious or political activity, including any flags and emblems that may deem to be associated with such;
  • Applications from individuals;
  • Applications from statutory organisations;
  • Salaried posts;
  • Trips abroad;
  • Vehicles;
  • Activities that duplicate existing services;
  • Retrospective Funding;
  • Substitution for statutory funding.

 

In 2020 the success rate for applications to this fund was 40%

 

Please note: Applicants that currently hold a live grant under this programme:
Can you please submit your monitoring and spend information for this grant as soon as possible as this will need to be submitted prior to payment of any new award, if your application is successful.


Closing Date: Nov 1, 2021 13:00

Nov 1, 2021 13:00

  • Area:

  • Funding will be available to local community projects within the Monkstown, Grange, Woodburn, Greenisland and Ballynure areas.

  • Grant size:

  • Up to £5,000

  • Priorities:

  • 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

Ready To Apply?

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The fund will be open for applications from 9:00am on Monday 27th September 2021, and will close at 1:00pm on Monday 1 November 2021.

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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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