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Is your community project located within 12 km of Slieve Rushen Wind Farm in South West Fermanagh? If yes your group may be eligible to apply for a grant from the Slieve Rushen Wind Farm Fund.
Adrien Pinsard, Mantlin Ltd Director with Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust
The community fund was launched last year by Mantlin Ltd, owners of the wind farm in conjunction with the Fermanagh Trust. Mantlin Ltd 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.
In it’s first year the fund award grants to 24 organisations carrying out a range of initiatives in the South West Fermanagh and Cavan area including community playgroups, sports clubs, schools, community associations, art, music and drama groups.
The funding awarded was used for coaching and tuition sessions; development of community centres including disability access; storage and external lighting; outdoor classrooms; equipment costs; arts and crafts programmes; bicycle shelter; development of pitches and running tracks; publication costs and solar panel installation.
Some of last year's recipients (L-R) Paul Melanaphy Kinawley Community Hall Association, Angela Lynam Kindertee Community Playgroup, Ita Jordan Principal St Mary’s PS Teemore, Katrina Kane Eco School’s Coordinator, Mary Drumm Teemore GFC and Lauri McCusker Director of the Fermanagh Trust
Closing date for applications to this year’s round is 12 noon Monday 18th June 2018.
The Fund is inviting applications in the 2018 / 2019 round of funding towards;
(a) One-off grant aid up to a maximum of £2,000 to support community initiatives taking place up to 31 March 2019.
(b) Capital projects up to a maximum of up to £8,000 per annum in any financial year, over a 3 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 2018 / 2019 financial year.
To download application and guidelines CLICK HERE
For more info contact Hazel at the Fermanagh Trust (Tel: 028 66 320 210 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org )