Community Fund

Applications will open soon for the 2019/2020 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Funding Round.

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 $
Kiamma Creek (Pat Cullen Reserve) Landcare Construction of a rock wall at the entrance to the Reserve $8,000
Bannister District Hall Upgrade to waste water system $20,000
Grabben Gullen Hall and Recreational Reserve Trust Cladding of outside walls $15,000
Crookwell CWA Day Branch Roof upgrade to CWA Rooms $9,960
Viewhaven Lodge Purchase of two new oxygen concentrators $2,750
Crookwell Neighborhood Centre Construction of a fence around Crookwell Community Gardens $12,500
Crookwell View Club Purchase of a portable PA system $2,695


For details of the previous Community Fund grant funding recipients, please click here.

The Community Fund is administered by Upper Lachlan Shire Council.

Applications will open soon for the 2019/2020 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Funding Round.  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.

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 February, with review and approval by the Committee taking place in March-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.


Does your community group need new equipment or funding for a much needed project?

The Gullen Range Wind Farm FREE Grant Writing Workshop gives your community all the information you need to access important funding.

Get information from experienced grant writers about the skills, tips and techniques that will help your local community organisation submit grant applications to a variety of providers, with the best chance of being successful.

This workshop will help you get started finding grants, making sense of complex jargon, identifying the requirements of an application and more!

Keep an eye out for our next workshop in early 2019 – it will be announced on our website soon.