Written by Squadron Energy |

Locals will have an opportunity to boost their education endeavours thanks to scholarships available through the Clarke Creek Wind Farm Community Fund.   

The fund provides $200,000 a year to support community groups and projects that benefit the local community, with $50,000 dedicated to scholarships. 

Squadron Energy’s Executive General Manager Delivery Brendan McAvoy said the scholarships help with educational costs such as course costs, study related materials or tutoring, providing an opportunity for locals to further their studies. 

“We welcome applications from people of any age, for any level of education,” Dr McAvoy said. 

“It’s a priority for us to share the benefits of our projects with the communities where our projects are based, and this community fund not only provides educational opportunities through scholarships, but broader support for initiatives that will benefit the local community.” 

The Clarke Creek Wind Farm Community Fund gives financial support to community groups and projects that provide benefits to their communities. 

“The fund will inject $200,000 into the region each year through supporting local events and creating initiatives and scholarships,” Dr McAvoy said. 

“The first year of our community benefit fund was a success. The Clarke Creek Campdraft Committee received a significant grant to upgrade their kitchen facilities, which was a huge help during their annual Campdraft event, which is well-attended by the local community." 

Applications for the scholarship funds are open now until the 24 November 2023.

Applications for the broader Community funds will open on 6 November and close on the 16 February 2024.  

To be eligible you must live within 50km of the Clarke Creek Wind Farm project. The Scholarship Guidelines can be found here and applications can be made via Smarty Grants. 

Each of Squadron Energy’s projects has a community sponsorship program, which provides funds or in-kind support to community organisations and events in the local project area.  

During construction, Stage One of the Clarke Creek Wind Farm has created 350 jobs and injected $110 million into the regional economy. 


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