Community Fund

Applications are currently closed for the latest round of grants from the Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund.

The Community Fund is part of our Community Enhancement Program (or CEP), information on which can be downloaded here, providing grants to projects or initiatives that benefit the community within 10km of the wind farm.

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 amount available increases annually with inflation.

In 2024, approximately $90,000 was available for the Community Fund. Applications for the latest round of funding have now closed, and successful applicants will be notified soon of the outcome.

Applications are assessed annually. A committee comprising members of the community, representatives from Upper Lachlan Shire Council (ULSC) and Goulburn-Mulwaree Council, and a Gullen Range Wind Farm delegate review applications and make recommendations on the projects to be supported.

These recommendations are passed on to ULSC for a final decision, with notification to successful applicants currently planned for mid to late June 2024.

In 2023 the following projects were funded:

Applicant Project Amount Funded
Anglican Church Parish – St Bartholomew’s Church Supply and installation of solar panels $24,847
Anglican Church Parish – St George’s Church Removal of dangerous trees $7,282
The Australian Agricultural Centre Sheep Week 2023 event $10,000
Breadalbane Hall Committee Stick vacuum cleaner $1,000
International Women’s Day 2024 Women in Agriculture event $3,500
Southern Tablelands Group 12 iPads for the RFS officers $14,549.54
Upper Lachlan Landcare Inc. Building biodiversity skills $11,121


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

We are happy to provide more information on the Community Fund, however depending on your question we may direct you to contact council on (02) 4830 1000.

The Community Fund is administered by ULSC, and the Community Fund Committee is coordinated by ULSC under its Section 355 provisions.