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
The Fund welcomes applications from community and voluntary groups that address the following areas:
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 Dunbeg Community Benefit Fund will not support:
Size of Grants Available:
Up to £7,500
Closing Date: Nov 2, 2020 13:00
Nov 2, 2020 13:00
Within a 5-mile radius of the windfarm
Up to £7,500
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 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 Here
If you are unsure about any of the above, or have any other queries, then please contact the Grants Team