These local community funds have been set up by energy companies managing wind farms in various locations in Northern Ireland . These companies are committed to ensuring that their wind farms, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, also provide significant social and economic benefits to the local community where they operate.
The Funds listed below will be administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and will provide funding for local projects:
Long Mountain Community Benefit Fund
Rathsherry Community Benefit Fund
Thornog Community Benefit Fund
Grants are available between £500 and £10,000 (amounts vary for each fund). Grants are only awarded to groups within a specific catchment area of each wind farm.
How to Apply
For further information on each Community Benefit Fund and access to the online application, please visit the Community Foundation NI
Closing Dates - Monday 11th November at 1.00pm