Airtricity Community Fund
1 April 2012 – 31 March 2013
Airtricity Community Fund 2012/2013 – Application Form
“At Airtricity we believe in making energy better. That’s
why as well as promoting green energy generation we
believe the communities in which we locate our wind
farms should be able to see and experience the benefit
of that wind farm in their locality.”
What is a Community Fund? How the Community Fund works.
The Airtricity Community Fund aims to support energy
efficiency and sustainability projects in the locality of our
Tell Us About Your Project
Airtricity will advertise the fund in the local press. Fill
wind farms. The fund is paid out annually; starting one 1 out this application form, telling us about your
year after the wind farm starts producing electricity and community group and your project. Remember to
operates for the lifetime of each site. The Airtricity attach quotes for the measure you are applying for.
Community Fund is only paid out in respect of wholly
Send Us Your Project Details
owned Airtricity Wind Farms. Submit your completed application form to our
2 Community Liaison Officer, Anne Reynolds.
Who can apply? This can be done via post or email [see below].
All communities within a 12 mile radius of any of our 26 Airtricity Reviews All Projects
wind farms across the island may apply. However, we All Community Fund applications are evaluated on
place a particular emphasis on prioritising those a competitive basis – remember energy efficient or
3 sustainability projects will be prioritised. The scoring
community groups located within a 3 mile vicinity of each
panel will also consider proximity to the wind farm and
wind farm. This application process is open to Not-For- the number of beneficiaries.
Profit organisations only. It is not open to applications
that support individuals. Individuals may apply for Funding Awards
funding to support a community initiative. Airtricity Community Liaison Officer, Anne Reynolds,
4 will contact all successful applicants, letting them
know how much funding their respective projects are
What kind of projects do you fund? to be awarded.
Our first priority is energy efficiency but also Community Photo
sustainability projects. To celebrate your successful Community Fund
5 application, Anne Reynolds will organise a visit to your
community and present successful groups with their
Application Criteria Community Funding.
1 Your project delivers reduced energy consumption For more information
through energy efficiency.
You can find out more about the Airtricity Community
Sustainability Fund by contacting Anne at
2 Your project drives community centred environmental
and social sustainability interest. Airtricity, 83-85 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AF.
How much does each fund pay? Fax: 02890437750
The size of each Community Fund is different as it is www.airtricity.com
calculated on the total amount of electricity produced at
the wind farm each year. So during particularly windy Have a smart phone? Scan here
years, a windfarms Community Fund will be bigger. to see just a few of the community
projects we’ve helped to fund.
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Airtricity Community Fund 2012–2013 – Application Form
a. Applicant Details
Name of Organisation/Group: Address:
Main contact for the Organisation/Group:
How many people are involved in your Organisation/Group?
Full-time Staff: Part-time Staff: Volunteers: Members:
Is the Organisation a Registered Charity? Yes / No (delete as appropriate)
If Yes, Please Quote Registration Number:
b. Project Details
Project Title: Location:
Please tell us the three key objectives of your project.
Please give a brief description of your proposed project explaining the project background. (no more than 200 words)
What is the overall cost of the project?
Please select your project type:
New build Extension to existing building Retrofit of existing building
Does your project align with one or more of the following criteria?
Encourage involvement within your local community? Yes / No (delete as appropriate)
Provide service benefits to members of your local community? Yes / No (delete as appropriate)
Help deliver reduced energy consumption through energy efficiency? Yes / No (delete as appropriate)
Drive sustainability, by taking a long-term view to achieve growth while Yes / No (delete as appropriate)
safeguarding the environment?
Improve safety for the community? Yes / No (delete as appropriate)
What energy efficiency/sustainability aspect of the project will the Airtricity contribution support? *Please attach quotes
What is the cost of this element of the project?
Amount of assistance sought from the Community Fund?
Have you secured remaining funding to carry out the project?
What is the approximate number of beneficiaries?
Please list the top three benefits your project will bring to the community:
Please give details of previous Community Fund applications made in the last 3 years
c. Property Information (Please complete as appropriate if you are applying for an energy efficiency project)
Please give details of your property type and / or heating system as appropriate for your application
MPRN (available on your electricity bill): GPRN (available on your gas bill):
Can the authorised bill payer give Airtricity permission to access your energy bills from your supplier? This will be used
to calculate the actual energy savings from the project. This is required for Airtricity to meet its Energy Obligation
Reporting requirements to the DETINI.
Yes / No (delete as appropriate) Signature: ____________________________
What are your typical annual fuel costs to run the heating system:
What is the current building usage profile (how many days per week and for how many hours is the building typically
1. Have you filled out every section of the application form to the best of your knowledge
2. Have you attached completed contractor quote form for the relevant element of your project
3. Have you submitted a signed declaration form
4. Have you provided authorisation to Airtricity to access your energy bills
e. Interested in doing energy efficiency improvements to your own home?
To find out more please visit www.airtricity.com or call 0845 601 9093 to understand how Airtricity can help you to
improve the energy efficiency of your home or homes within your community. Working with NIAUR we will process your
grant applications for you and complete the work needed for your particular home.
Loft Insulation Cavity Wall Insulation
Airtricity working with the Energy Savings Trust and NIAUR are there to help you improve your home in the most cost
effective way possible.