Dunmore Community Benefit Fund
Purpose of the fund:
This local community fund has been set up to ensure that Dunmore Wind Farm, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, also provides significant social and economic benefits to the local community.
Funding is available to local community projects that are planned and run for the benefit of the local population and are within 15 miles (straight-line measurement) of the windfarm. Applicant organisations must be located in this area.
Boundary Map for Dunmore
The fund welcomes applications from constituted community and voluntary groups that address the following areas:
- Community cohesion and engagement;
- Energy efficiency and sustainability;
- Social, cultural or sporting benefit for the local community;
- Training and education;
- Environmental benefit;
- Economic benefit.
What we can’t fund:
The Community 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, Dunmore Community Benefit Fund will not support:
- 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;
- Promotion of religious or political activity, including any flags and emblems that may deem to be associated with such;
- CIC Companies Limited by Shares, or CICs without an asset lock clause. Eligible CICs must have at least three unrelated committee members, and/or the majority of the committee unrelated;
- Funding for retrospective project costs;
- Organisations which adopt a partisan political stance or activities which are party political. We will not support organisations that advocate the use of violence to campaign or influence public opinion;
- General appeals, individual and group sponsorship, marketing appeals, proposals for bursaries from individuals or proposals from individuals for the funding of study or attainment of qualifications;
- The provision of services that are the primary and legal responsibility of the state;
- Input VAT reclaimable from HMRC;
- Payments reimbursed or to be reimbursed by other public or private sector funding;
- Contributions in kind (i.e. a contribution in goods or services, as opposed to money);
- Depreciation, amortisation or impairment of fixed Assets owned by the group;
- Interest payments (including service charge payments for finance leases);
- Gifts to individuals other than promotional items with a value of no more than £25 a year to any one individual;
- Entertaining (entertaining for this purpose means anything that would be a taxable benefit to the person being entertained, according to current UK tax regulations);
- Statutory fines, criminal fines or penalties;
- Liabilities incurred before the issue of an award;
- Use in respect of costs reimbursed or to be reimbursed by funding from any other source;
- Use of funding to top up reserves of your group;
- Organisations located outside the designated area;
- Holidays or trips outside Northern Ireland;
- Running costs of large organisations;
- Applications from statutory organisations.
In 2022 the success rate for applications to this fund was 58%
Please note: Applicants that currently hold a live grant under this programme: Can you please submit your monitoring and spend information for this grant as soon as possible as this will need to be submitted prior to payment of any new award, if your application is successful.