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Dunbeg 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, to ensure that wind farms, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, also provide significant social and economic benefits to the local community.  The Dunbeg Community Benefit Fund will be administered on behalf of CGN by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.

Funding will be available to local community projects that are planned and run for the benefit of the local population within the designated catchment area, within a 5 mile radius of the windfarm.  Boundary Map for Dunbeg showing 5 mile radius

Priorities:

The Fund welcomes applications from community and voluntary groups that address the following areas:

  1. Community cohesion and engagement;
  2. Energy efficiency and sustainability;
  3. Social, cultural or sporting benefit for the local community;
  4. Training and education;
  5. Environmental benefit;
  6. Economic benefit.

 

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 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.
  • Holidays or trips outside Northern Ireland
  • Individuals
  • Salaries
  • Running costs of large organisations
  • Promotion of religion
  • Applications from statutory organisations
  • Activities or initiatives which should be statutory obligations
  • Political parties

Size of Grants Available:

£500 -£5,000


Closing Date: Oct 28, 2019 13:00

Oct 28, 2019 13:00

  • Area:

  • Within a 5-mile radius of the windfarm

  • Grant size:

  • £500 - £5,000

  • Priorities:

  • The Fund welcomes applications from community and voluntary groups that address the following areas: 1. Community cohesion and engagement; 2. Energy efficiency and sustainability; 3. Social, cultural or sporting benefit for the local community; 4. Training and education; 5. Environmental benefit; 6. Economic benefit.

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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Who to speak to

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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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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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