Purpose of the Fund:
This local community fund was set up by Gaelectric in 2015 and is now managed by CGN Europe – a wind energy and energy storage company that believes in a sustainable future. CGN is committed to ensuring that their wind farms, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, also provide significant economic benefits to the local community.
The Corby Knowe Community Benefit Fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and provides a fund available for local projects that educate, raise awareness and demonstrate community involvement in work that promotes environmental issues and healthier lifestyles.
Corby Knowe wind farm is located off the Parkgate Road, Kells, Co Antrim. The site consists of 3 wind turbines with an output of 5.4MW. Projects requesting support must be located within 5km of the wind farm site.
Priority will be given to the following:
The fund will support projects addressing issues within the following theme areas:
Examples of who can apply:
Size of grants available:
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 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.
Closing Date: Nov 2, 2020 13:00
Nov 2, 2020 13:00
Within 5km of the Wind Farm site
Up to £3,000
• Children and teenagers • Environment and living spaces • Community Partnerships
The fund will be open for applications from 9:00am on 28th September 2020, and will close at 1:00pm on 2nd November 2020.
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