The aim of the Community Fund is to financially support initiatives and projects that enrich and enhance the local community. Funding applications will be considered from all sectors, including but not limited to community development, the arts, education and training (including scholarships through organisations), health and wellbeing, sport, economic development, environment and sustainability.
The annual allocation of funding is a voluntary contribution from White Rock Wind Farm based on an initial $2,500 per installed wind turbine commencing in the first year of operations. The Fund increases each year by 2.5 % for the lifetime of the wind farm.
The guidelines on how the fund operates is available here.
Community Fund for 2019
White Rock Wind Farm is now seeking applications from local community groups and organisations within 50 km of the wind farm that would like to apply for grants from the Community Fund in 2019. A total of $179,375 is available for projects across a range of community activities and initiatives.
Guidelines for applications are invited for projects in one of two categories:
Glen Innes Severn Council is managing the application process on behalf of White Rock Wind Farm. The relevant application forms and guidelines are also available on Glen Innes Severn Council website under Public Notices on the home page or by contacting Council on 02 6730 2300.
The closing date for applications is 4:30pm on Friday 26 April 2019.
The Community Fund Committee, consisting of the project owners, local council and community representatives, will review all submissions received by the closing date and allocate the funds to successful projects.
Successful applicants will be notified after 14 June 2019.
Community Fund for 2018
White Rock Wind Farm supported 24 projects within the local community for the inaugural round of its annual $175,000 Community Fund. See here for a summary of the successful projects.