Community Fund

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:

Applicant Project Amount $
Crookwell Aged Care IT Infrastructure/Server Upgrade 50% of funds requested being $7,300
Crookwell Services Men’s Bowling Club Replacing machinery, stools, scoreboards $10,000
Crookwell CWA Day Branch Repainting CWA rooms, Crookwell $3,450
Bannister and District Hall Association Maintenance and renovation of walls and kitchen,

Providing disabled access

$15,500

 

$13,500

Breadalbane Hall Committee Community mower $4,500
Crookwell High School Refurbishment of Library 50% of requested funds being $13,534

 

The Community Fund is administered by Upper Lachlan Shire Council.

Applications are now open for the 2017/2018 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Funding Round. The guidelines and application form for the Community Fund are available on the Upper Lachlan Shire Council website here. The closing date for applications is Friday, 21st April 2017.

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.