Carn Hill Community Benefit Fund – currently closed

Purpose of the Fund:

This local community fund has been set up by Gaelectric, a wind energy and energystorage company that believes in a sustainable future. Gaelectric is committed to ensuring that their wind farms, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, also provide significant economic benefits to the local community.

The Carn Hill Community Benefit Fund will be administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and will support local projects that educate, raise awareness and demonstrate community involvement in work that promotes environmental issues and healthier lifestyles.

Funding will be available to local community projects in the Monkstown, Grange, Woodburn, Greenisland and Ballynure areas. 

Please see area map: Carn Hill Map

The fund aims to encourage:

  • Stronger more inclusive communities by ensuring that local people have
    ownership and involvement in the design and delivery of the project.
  • Partnership working with community, voluntary and statutory agencies
    to ensure a coordinated approach.
  • Sustainable solutions that address local issues.

The fund will support projects addressing issues within the following theme areas:

  • Older people
  • Families with young children
  • Young people
  • Environment and living spaces

Priorities will be given to:

  • Projects aimed at providing skills development for young adults
  • Intergenerational projects
  • Projects tackling rural isolation
  • Projects based around community arts
  • Projects which improve the utilisation of community space

The Foundation will not fund organisations or activities which promote causes that are contrary to our purposes.  Causes and activities that are contrary to our purposes include, but may not be limited to, those outlined in our investment policy.  We will not therefore fund organisations or activities which we determine are linked to the promotion of armaments, alcohol, human rights abuses, tobacco or pornography.

In Addition We Will Not Fund:

  • Organisations located outside the designated area
  • Holidays or trips outside Northern Ireland
  • Individuals
  • Salaries
  • Running costs of large organisations
  • Promotion of religion
  • Applications from statutory organisations
  • Activities or initiatives which should be statutory obligations
  • Political parties

Size of Grants Available: Up to £2,000

More info on the Carn Hill Fund at

Closing Date for applications: Oct 28, 2019 13:00

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.