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
Activities that duplicate existing services
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