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:
Examples of who can apply:
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:
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:
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 15, 2021 13:00
Feb 15, 2021 13:00
Funding will be available to local community projects within a 10km/6 mile radius of the wind farm.
Small grants ranging from £1,000 to £2,000
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.
The fund will be open for applications from 9:00am on Monday 11th January 2021, and will close at 1:00pm on Monday 15th February 2021.
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