Purpose of the Fund:
This local community fund has been set up by Energia Renewables, working in close partnership with local groups from the areas surrounding Rathsherry Windfarm.
Energia Renewables has pledged to deliver a Community Benefit Fund for a 21.15 MW Wind Farm located at 115 Longmore Road, Broughshane, Ballymena, BT43 7HR. Grants will be delivered annually for the benefit of community initiatives within the area of benefit.
Energia has set up the fund to ensure that the wind farm, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, will also provide significant social and economic benefits to the local community. The Community Benefit Fund will be administered 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 and are within 6 miles of the centre of the windfarm – as per map. Map
The fund will support projects addressing issues within the following theme areas:
Examples of who can apply:
Examples of projects that the fund might support:
General running costs, running costs for centres, community events, training costs, transport costs, small capital purchases, promotion, refurbishment, energy audits, purchasing and installation of energy efficiency equipment.
Amount of funding available:
Grant size: £1,000 – £3,000
Partnership applications – up to £9,000 (each partner will receive a maximum of £3,000 to support project)
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: Nov 6, 2020 13:00
Nov 6, 2020 13:00
Within 6 miles of the centre of the windfarm
£1,000 - £3,000 (Partnership applications - up to £9,000)
▪ Energy efficiency and sustainability ▪ Social, cultural or sporting benefit for the local community ▪ Educational issues with a sustainability angle ▪ Environmental benefit or economic benefit
The fund will be open for applications from 9:00am on 5th October 2020, and will close at 1:00pm on 6th November 2020.
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