Long Mountain Windfarm, Dunloy

Guidance Notes and Fund Criteria

Bringing Power to local communities

Green Spaces, Healthy Living


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 Long Mountain Wind Farm, Glenbuck Road, Dunloy.

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 Long Mountain Energia 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 Windfarm.


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The fund will support projects addressing issues within the following theme areas:

  • Projects developing cross community relations

  • Energy efficiency and sustainability of local community facilities

  • Social, cultural or sporting benefit for the local community

  • Educational issues with a sustainability angle

  • Environmental benefit or economic benefit


Examples of who can apply:

  • Constituted voluntary organisations and community groups 

  • Faith organisations (if the funding is not to promote religion) who have a locally adopted governing document

  • Local youth groups


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

  • Contributions to core costs to run local community facilities/projects

  • 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 with a particular focus on enhancement of community relations 


Amount of funding available:

Grants size - £500 - £2,000

The Long Mountain Energia Community Benefit Fund will not support :

• Applications from individuals 

• Applications from statutory organisations 

• Applications that promote religious or political activities

• Trips abroad 

• Vehicles

• Activities that duplicate existing services 

• Retrospective Funding 

• Substitution for statutory funding

Closing date for applications is 16th November 2018 at 1:00pm

To apply please visit https://www.communityfoundationni.org/long-mountain-community-benefit-fun