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 Cloonty Community Benefit Fund is available to local community projects within 6km of the Cloonty Wind Farm site which is located in an area bounded by the B17 Straid Road to the north, the B62 Ballybogey Road to the west and B147 Kirk Road / Ballintea Road to the south and east.
The Cloonty Community Benefit Fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.
The fund aims to encourage:
The fund will support projects addressing issues within the following theme areas:
Priority will be given to:
What we will not fund:
The 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 Cloonty Community Benefit Fund will not support:
In 2020 the success rate for applications to this fund was 72%
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
within 6km of the Cloonty Wind Farm site which is located in an area bounded by the B17 Straid Road to the north, the B62 Ballybogey Road to the west and B147 Kirk Road / Ballintea Road to the south and east.
Grants up to £7,500
• Projects aimed at providing skills development for young adults and/or the unemployed • Inter-generational projects • Collaborative projects • Projects tackling rural isolation • Projects based around community arts • Projects which improve the utilisation of community space
The fund will be open for applications from 9:00am on Monday 27 September 2021, and will close at 1:00pm on Monday 1 November 2021.
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