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Cloonty Community Benefit Fund


Purpose of the Fund:

This local community fund has been set up by Gaelectric, and recently acquired by CGN:  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 will be administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and will provide a fund available for local projects that educate, raise awareness and demonstrate community involvement in work that promotes environmental issues and healthier lifestyles.

Funding will be available to local community projects within 5km 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.  Boundary Map for Cloonty Showing 5km radius

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
  • Community Partnerships

Priority will be given to:

  • 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

Examples of who can apply:

  • Constituted voluntary organisations and community groups
  • Local youth groups

Size of Grants Available:

£1,000 to £2,000

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:

  • The advancement of religion. This includes organisations whose purposes include 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 – *Note: Housing Associations will be eligible for some funds, providing they meet all other eligibility requirements, and if they apply as part of a partnership project, and are not named as the applicant organisation.
  • Applications from individuals
  • Applications from statutory organisations
  • Organisations or projects that promote religious or political activities
  • Salaried posts
  • Trips abroad
  • Vehicles
  • Activities that duplicate existing services
  • Retrospective Funding
  • Substitution for statutory funding

 

Applicants that currently hold a live grant are not eligible to re-apply in any new round.


Closing Date: Oct 28, 2019 13:00

Oct 28, 2019 13:00

  • Area:

  • Within 5km 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.

  • Grant size:

  • £1,000 - £2,000

  • Priorities:

  • • 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

Ready To Apply?

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The fund will be open for applications from 9:00am on 30th September 2019, and will close at 1:00pm on 28th October 2019.

Apply online by clicking here:

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

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