The Community Fund is part of the Community Enhancement Program, which can be downloaded here.
Gullen Range Wind Farm sets aside $1666 per turbine every year, which is split equally between the Community Fund and the Clean Energy Program. The $1666 increases with inflation. In 2015, approximately $70,000 was made available for the Community Fund.
The Community Fund provides grants to projects or initiatives that benefit the community within 10km of the wind farm.
In the last round of grants the following projects were funded:
|Kiamma Creek Landcare Group||Replacement of stone steps at Pat Cullen Reserve, Crookwell with a wheelchair-friendly ramp and handrails||$16,065.95|
|Lions Club of Crookwell||Contribution to the construction of a toilet block at Clifton Park, Crookwell||$10,000|
|Crookwell Progress Association||Encouraging Crookwell to say no to plastic bags and undertaking recycling demonstrations in Crookwell’s main street||$980|
|Bannister District Hall Association||Completion of kitchen facilities||$10,000|
|Grabben Gullen Hall||Replace external cladding of Grabben Gullen Hall||$14,140|
|Crookwell Golf Club||Provision of disabled toilet and disability access at the entry to the Crookwell Golf Club||$23,000|
For details of the previous Community Fund grant funding recipients, please click here.
The Community Fund is administered by Upper Lachlan Shire Council.
Applications are now closed for the 2017/2018 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Funding Round. The guidelines and application form for the Community Fund are available on the Upper Lachlan Shire Council website here.
We are happy to provide more information where we can on the Community Fund, but depending on your question we may direct you to contact the council on (02) 4830 1000.
Applications are assessed annually. Typically requests for applications open in January, with review and approval by the Committee taking place in Feb-May. Funds are released to projects in July or August.
The Community Fund Committee is coordinated by Upper Lachlan Shire Council under its Section 355 provisions. The Committee is responsible for assessing applications and awarding funds. Gullen Range Wind Farm has one member on this committee, which includes members of Upper Lachlan Shire Council, Goulburn Mulwaree Council and members of the community.
We will post a news item on our home page when applications open, and Upper Lachlan Shire Council will organise advertising in the Crookwell Gazette and Goulburn Post newspapers. If you would like to be notified when applications open, you can contact us and we will let you know.