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 the Thornog Wind Farm, Drumquin.
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 Thornog 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 7 miles of the windfarm (70% of the funds will be awarded to eligible groups based within a 5 mile radius of the windfarm) – as per 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:
Amount of funding available:
There will be two elements to this fund.
What we will not 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, the Thornog Community Benefit Fund will not fund:
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.
Closing Date: Nov 5, 2021 13:00
Nov 5, 2021 13:00
Within 7 miles of the Windfarm (70% of the funds will be awarded to eligible groups based within a 5 mile radius of the windfarm)
Micro grants of up to £1,500 for small projects. Strategic grants of £10,000 for larger scale strategic partnership projects, with one lead applicant.
▪ Energy efficiency and sustainability ▪ Social, cultural or sporting benefit for the local community ▪ Educational issues with a sustainability angle ▪ Environmental benefit or economic benefit
If you are unsure about any of the above, or have any other queries, then please contact the Grants Team