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Corby Knowe Community Benefit Fund


Purpose of the Fund:

This local community fund has been set up by Gaelectric, and recently acquired by CGN: A leader in Clean Energy.  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 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.

Corby Knowe wind farm is located at a site off the Parkgate Road, Kells, Co Antrim.  It consists of 3 wind turbines with an output of 5.4MW, a permanent anemometry mast, a substation and compound.

Funding will be available to local community projects within 5km of the Wind Farm site.  Boundary Map for Corby Knowe showing 5KM radius

Priority will be given to the following:

  • Any programmes/projects supported should address marginalisation and help tackle rural isolation. Priority should be given to projects aimed specifically for children and teenagers (including pre-school children), providing skills development of local people and arts and cultural activities.
  • Activities and events designed to encourage greater community interaction and cohesion.
  • Projects that improve the utilisation of existing community space, including community venues and outdoor spaces.
  • Programmes and projects designed to improve local environmental and conservation management should be supported.
  • Projects that help recruit and develop the capacity of volunteers in order to improve the sustainability of existing community organisations in the respective areas.

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

  • Children & teenagers
  • Environment and living spaces
  • Community Partnerships

Examples of who can apply:

  • Constituted voluntary organisations and community groups
  • Local youth groups

Size of grants available:

  • £250 – £1,000

 

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 We Will Not Fund:

  • 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 – *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/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 until all outstanding information is provided for the current grant held.  This includes details of spend and any monitoring.


Closing Date: Oct 28, 2019 13:00

Oct 28, 2019 13:00

  • Area:

  • Within 5km of the Wind Farm site

  • Grant size:

  • £250 - £1,000

  • Priorities:

  • • Children and teenagers • Environment and living spaces • Community Partnerships

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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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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