Tyrone Three Wind Farms (Gortfinbar, Eshmore and Altamuskin)
Purpose Of The Fund
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 Energia Tyrone 3 Windfarms 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 5 miles of the centre of the three windfarms – Tyrone 3 Map
This Fund Aims To Encouarge
- Projects that improve the utilisation of existing community space in areas within the fund boundary.
- Contributions towards running/administration costs and for purchasing additional equipment to expand and support new and existing services/activities in each of the areas.
- Particular emphasis will be placed on funding activities/services that are specifically aimed at older people, people with disabilities, children and teenagers (including pre-school children), providing skills development of local people and promoting health related activities or services.
- Applicants are encouraged to network, share best practice and co-operate more between the areas. Projects which demonstrate the ability to collaborate, network and share best practice will be encouraged and supported.
- Projects and programmes offering invaluable advice and information and signposting on key Rural issues should be supported e.g. Farm Support Services, Welfare & Benefits and Parenting/Family issues etc.
- Outdoor/Environmental projects will be considered in terms of encouraging a healthier and active community as well as protecting and enhancing the local environment.
- Wider community events and programmes that encourage greater community interaction (including cross community aspects) encompassing the local rich and varied cultural aspects of music, drama, dance and sport.
What Level Of Grants Is Available?
Grants size – £500 – £5,000
What Does This Fund Support?
Examples of projects that the fund might support:
- Local cultural projects recording and researching history
- Establishment of a “Men’s Shed” or other similar initiative
- Small capital works to a community facility
- Environmental awareness projects
- Activities supporting young people, the elderly, those with disabilities
- Community wide events
- Strategic projects that will benefit a number of communities, including partnership applications
What We Cannot Support
The Energia Tyrone 3 Windfarms Community Benefit Fund will not support
- Applications from individuals
- Applications from statutory organisations
- Applications that promote religious or political activities, including organisation who have purposes around advancement of religion
- Salaried posts
- Trips abroad
- Activities that duplicate existing services
- Retrospective Funding
- Substitution for statutory funding
- 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.
- 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 – *Note: Housing Associations will be eligible for some funds, providing they meet all other eligibility requirements, and if they apply as part of a partnership project, and are not named as the applicant organisation.
Who Can Apply?
Locally based groups with governing documents in the name of the applicant organization, providing they have the correct supporting documentation.
Who Cannot Apply?
The funds are not available to:
- Private-Sector Organisations
- Organisations with restrictive ‘members only’ conditions to access
- Applications on behalf of other organisations or in the name of a professional fundraiser