Community Fund

Applications for the 2020/2021 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Funding Round opened on Monday, 2nd March 2020. Due to COVID-19 circumstances, the closing date for applications has been extended until 4.00pm on Friday 28 August 2020.

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 2019, approximately $72,427 was made available for the Community Fund.

In the last round of grants the following projects were funded:

Applicant Project Amount $
Crookwell Services Men’s Bowling Club Replacement of scoreboards $6,682.50
Upper Lachlan Landcare Youth connection and engagement project $5,940
Kiamma Creek (Pat Cullen Reserve) Heritage rock wall entrance off Laggan Road $10,000
CWA Crookwell Evening Branch Purchase of portable pergola $700
Crookwell Car Club Purchase of a defibrillator $2,145
Crookwell/Taralga Aged Care Viewhaven Lodge resident footpath $5,390
Crookwell Barbell Club Purchase of gym equipment $7,975
Crookwell Golf Club Automated watering system for greens and tees $9,900
Bannister Hall Completion of kitchen and disabled toilet facilities $23,694.50

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 for the 2020/2021 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Funding Round opened on Monday, 2nd March 2020. Due to COVID-19 circumstances, the closing date for applications has been extended until 4.00pm on Friday 28 August 2020. The Guidelines and application forms will be available from 2nd March on the Upper Lachlan Shire Council’s webpage 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 2020 workshop will be held on Tuesday 14th July 2020 from 5.30pm at the Crookwell Bowling Club. To register, click here or call 1800 509 711.