Murra Warra Wind Farm community grants program
Wind farm generates grants opportunity
A NEW community grants fund opens for applications next month.
The Murra Warra Wind Farm 1 Sustainable Community Grants Fund will provide financial support to promote social and environmental sustainability initiatives for the benefit of communities within the Horsham Rural City, Hindmarsh and Yarriambiack shire councils.
It is part of the wind farm’s community investment program.
Wimmera Development Association project manager Vernetta Taylor said $55,000 was available across the three municipalities. Not-for-profit groups or organisations can apply for small grants of up to $5000 or large grants of up to $20,000.
“The fund aims to provide an opportunity for community groups and organisations to develop innovative and sustainable environmental projects; and to provide an opportunity for improved health and education across the community by developing long-term partnerships and cohesive community projects,” Vernetta Taylor said.
“It also aims to strengthen community connections and social wellbeing in developing projects focusing on long-term sustainability; to develop projects that enhance and encourage healthy and active communities; and to develop projects which enhance cultural diversity, creative community activities and projects.”
Applications open on March 1 and close at 5pm on April 12.
Applications forms are available via www.murrawarrawindfarm.com or www.wda.org.au
Hard copy application forms are available on request.
For more information please phone Vernetta Taylor on 0419 114 274.