Purpose of the Fund:
This local community fund was set up by Gaelectric in 2016 and is now managed by CGN Europe – 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 Monnaboy Community Benefit Fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and provides 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 7km of the Monnaboy Wind Farm site which is located off the Monnaboy Road, Greysteel. Boundary Map for Monnaboy showing 7km radius
The fund aims to encourage:
The fund will support projects addressing issues within the following theme areas:
Priority will be given to:
Examples of who can apply:
Size of grants available:
Up to £2,500
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 Fund will not support:
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: Nov 2, 2020 13:00
Nov 2, 2020 13:00
Within a 7km radius of the windfarm
Up to £2,500
• Projects aimed at providing skills development for young adults and/or the unemployed • Intergenerational projects • Collaborative projects • Projects tackling rural isolation • Projects based around community arts • Projects which improve the utilisation of community space
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