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:
The fund will support projects addressing issues within the following theme areas:
Priority will be given to:
Examples of who can apply:
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:
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
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.
£1,000 - £2,000
• 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 30th September 2019, and will close at 1:00pm on 28th October 2019.
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