Slieve Rushen Wind Farm Community Fund – South West Fermanagh

The Slieve Rushen Wind Farm Fund is a community fund managed in conjunction with the Fermanagh Trust. Mantlin Ltd will donate £50,000 a year to the Fermanagh Trust to support the initiative and it is hoped that this funding will continue throughout the lifetime of the wind farm’s operation.  The fund is open to community and voluntary organisations/projects which are not politically affiliated and which are located within a ten-mile radius of the Slieve Rushen Wind farm.

Who can apply?

The group/project must be resident within 12km of Slieve Rushen Wind Farm

Funding Criteria

  • Only one entry per organisation/group per Award is allowed.

  • Proposals will be accepted from all aspects of community life – economic, social, and educational.  However, preference will be given to proposals that have an environmental theme and/or are linked to sustainable local activities and have a positive impact on the local community.

  • Subject to demand it is envisaged up to 70% of the funding will be allocated to projects located within a 6km radius of the Wind Farm.

  • The Fund aims to make a positive contribution to the community, hence significant weighting will be given to the impact, the proposed project will have on people’s lives.

What can you apply for?

  • One-off grant aid up to a maximum of £2,000 to support community initiatives taking place up to March 2020.

  • Capital projects up to a maximum of up to £10,000 per annum in any financial year, over a 3 – 5 year period which will have a lasting legacy on the lives of people living in the area.  To be considered for this funding project must have the necessary statutory permissions in place and be able to utilise any grant awarded in the relevant financial year.

Exclusions

Grants will NOT be provided to finance;

  • Salaries

  • Fund Raising initiatives

  • Band Equipment

  • Political or Religious activities

  • Retrospective Funding

  • The relief of statutory responsibilities

  • Individuals may not apply in their own right

How to apply

For more information, guidelines and access to the application form please visit, http://www.fermanaghtrust.org/our-grants/slieve-rushen-wind-farm-fund

Closing date for applications 12noon Monday 10th June 2019