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 will increase 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 2020 - Applications planned to open in April 2020
White Rock Wind Farm will call for applications from local community groups and organisations within 50 km of the wind farm in April 2020.
Glen Innes Severn Council will continue to manage the application process on behalf of White Rock Wind Farm. The relevant application forms and guidelines will be available on this website and on Glen Innes Severn Council website under Public Notices on the home page or by contacting Council on 02 6730 2300.
The Community Fund Committee, consisting of the project owners, local council and community representatives, will review all submissions received by the nominated closing date and allocate the funds to successful projects.
Community Fund for 2019
White Rock Wind Farm supported 18 projects within the local community. See here for a summary of the successful projects.
Community Fund for 2018
White Rock Wind Farm supported 24 projects within the local community for the inaugural round of its annual Community Fund. See here for a summary of the successful projects.