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Cregganconroe 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 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 a 10km/6 mile radius of the wind farm.  Cregganconroe Map April 2018

Priority will be given to the following:

  • Any programmes/projects that address marginalisation and help tackle rural isolation.  In particular, support will be considered for transport solutions that allow a greater sharing of local community resources and to allow for improved mobility for the most isolated. 
  • Projects that have a particular emphasis on maximising community space by providing minor capital works that bring premises or facilities up to modern standards and in line with current building control regulations.
  • Activities/services that are specifically aimed at children and young people and older people; provision of local educational classes/training courses and health related initiatives and arts/cultural activities.  
  • Projects designed to improve and develop local environmental schemes. 
  • Priority will be given to beneficiaries within the Pomeroy area given their close proximity to the wind farm.
  • Projects that encourage greater cross community interaction at a local level with a focus on improving relations between nationalist and unionist communities in the area. 
  • Consideration will be given to activities and events designed to encourage this interaction and cohesion e.g. – Open Days, Festivals and other Community Events including programmes of shared culture, music, sport, drama and dance. 

Examples of who can apply:

  • Constituted voluntary organisations and community groups
  • Local youth groups

Applicants must have a signed, locally adopted governing document as well as associated paperwork such as accounts, current account, management committee, relevant policies, in the name of the applicant organisation.

Size of grants available:

  • £1,000 – £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 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: Feb 10, 2020 13:00

Feb 10, 2020 13:00

  • Area:

  • Funding will be available to local community projects within a 10km/6 mile radius of the wind farm.

  • Grant size:

  • Small grants ranging from £1,000 to £2,000

  • Priorities:

  • Projects within the areas located within a 10km radius of the wind farm are largely rural, having a rugged mountaineous terrain within the Sperrin Mountains and comprises dispersed rural settlements including the hamlets and villages of Cappagh, Galbally, Pomeroy, Carrickmore, Kileenan and the Rock. 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.

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The fund will be open for applications from 9:00am on 13th January 2020, and will close at 1:00pm on 10th February 2020.

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Grants Team

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