The Community Fund is part of the Community Enhancement Program (or CEP), which can be downloaded here.
The Community Fund provides 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 $1,666 increases with inflation.
In 2020, approximately $73,564 was made available for the Community Fund.
In the last round of grants the following projects were funded:
|Kiamma Creek Landcare -Pat Cullen Reserve||Rockwall Entrance – off Saleyards Rd||$8,600|
|Crookwell Services Men’s Bowling Club||Scoreboards on back greens||$6,699|
|Crookwell/Taralga Aged Care||Outdoor furniture||$8607.40|
|Crookwell Potato Festival||Banner flags and marquees||$3,000|
|Bannister District Hall Association||Hall refurbishment||$38,137.50|
For details of the previous Community Fund grant funding recipients, please click here.
The Community Fund is administered by Upper Lachlan Shire Council (ULSC).
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. Applications for the 2020/2021 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Funding Round have now closed.
The Upper Lachlan Shire Council will organise advertising in their Voice newsletter and the local newspapers when applications open again next year. We’ll let you know when applications open on our website too and provide a link to the application form and guidelines on the Council’s website.
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.
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 workshop is held annually. The next workshop will take place in the first quarter of 2021, after the applications open for the next Community Fund Funding Round.