2020 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Workshop
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.
These workshops have been held for the past 2 years, coinciding with the period when applications are being received by ULSC. Previous attendees have found the session very useful, but attendance is not compulsory. The workshop is conducted by our consultant independently of Wind Farm involvement as part of the Section 355 committee that determines successful applicants.
About the Community Fund
Applications for the 2020/2021 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Funding Round will open on Monday 2 March 2020 and close on Friday 1 May 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.
Gullen Range Wind Farm are happy to provide more information where we can on the Community Fund, but depending on your question they may direct you to contact the council on (02) 4830 1000. The Guidelines and application forms will be available from 2nd March on the Upper Lachlan Shire Council’s webpage here.
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.