Thornog Windfarm, Drumquin Co. Tyrone

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. 

Funding is 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 groups based within a 5 mile radius of the windfarm). 

 

Area: Within 7 miles of Thornog Wind Farm (click here for radius map)

Grant Size: £500-£5,000

Who can apply:

  • Constituted voluntary organisations and community groups 

  • Local Youth Groups

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

  • Organisations that are located within the 7 mile radius of the Thornog Wind Farm (Click here for radius map)

Applications are invited for projects that address the following themes:

  • Energy efficiency and sustainability

  • Social, cultural or sporting benefit for the local community

  • Educational issues with a sustainability angle

  • Environmental benefit or economic benefit

 

Examples of projects 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

 

The fund will not support:

  • Applications from individuals

  • Applications from statutory organisations

  • Applications that promote religious or political activities

  • Salaried posts

  • Trips abroad

  • Vehicles

  • Activities that duplicate existing services

  • Retrospective Funding

  • Substitution for statutory funding

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

 

It is recommended that you read our Grant FAQs before starting your grant application.  Should you have any further questions please contact the Grants Team on 028 9024 5927.

To apply please visit https://www.communityfoundationni.org/thornog-community-benefit-fund