A local Community Forum is established for each project that qualifies for an EirGrid Community Benefit scheme. Each community forum will develop a strategy for their community.
Ensure communities are at the heart of the decision making over the project lifetime.
Provide relevant input and key local knowledge to assist the project team in decision making.
Work with community groups and organisations to build trust, identify local needs, grow partnerships and deliver on local projects.
Provide governance and transparency around the implementation of Community Benefit.
Receive regular updates from EirGrid team members on project delivery.
To advise EirGrid on the most effective approach to communicating feedback and key milestones to the wider community.
The Community Forum provides advice and guidance on all aspects of the Community Fund.
Forum members will actively promote the Community Benefit in their area and encourage organisations to engage.
Each community forum will be independently chaired. The Chairperson will have skills in facilitation, capacity building, community development or rural development background.
Members of the community forum will be made up of local stakeholders.
This may include representatives of: