Applications are now closed for the latest round of grants from Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund.
Further information is available from the Upper Lachlan Shire Council website.
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 amount available increases with inflation.
In 2022, approximately $100,000 is available for the Community Fund.
In the last round of grants the following projects were funded:
|Crookwell Rugby Club||Commentary box repairs||$9,000|
|Crookwell Lions Club||Storage containers||$9,100|
|Bannister District Hall||Hall refurbishment||$18,070.80|
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 the first half of the year. A committee comprising members of the community, representatives from Upper Lachlan Shire Council 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 to Upper Lachlan Shire Council for a final decision. This normally occurs around June, with funds released to successful applicants in July or August.
Upper Lachlan Shire Council will organise advertising in their Voice newsletter and the local newspapers when applications open.
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.