Applications are now closed 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 $1,666 per turbine every year, which is split equally between the Community Fund and the Clean Energy Program. The $1,666 increases with inflation.
The Upper Lachlan Shire Council announced the Community Fund will provide $72,427 for community projects or initiatives within 10kms of the Wind Farm in 2019.
In the last round of grants the following projects were funded:
|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 are now closed for the 2019/2020 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Funding Round. Applications for the 2020/2021 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Funding Round will open next year.
The guidelines and application forms for the Community Fund are available on the Upper Lachlan Shire Council website here. The Upper Lachlan Shire Council will organise advertising in the Crookwell Gazette and Goulburn Post newspapers.
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 will provide your community group/organisation all the information needed to access important funding.
This workshop will help you identify the requirements of grant applications, what you will need to include in your response and how to write a convincing case for your project.
The 2019 workshop was held on Monday the 25th of March, keep an eye out for our next workshop in early 2020.