Local community groups are set to benefit from the Clarke Creek Wind Farm with applications now open for a share of the annual Community Benefit Fund.
Written by Squadron Energy |
The yearly fund provides support to community groups and projects that benefit the local community.
The Clarke Creek Campdraft Committee were amongst the successful applicants last year, having received funding to upgrade their kitchen facilities.
Secretary of the Clarke Creek Campdraft, Kerry Wallace has thanked the Clarke Creek Wind Farm Community Consultive Committee for awarding them a major in-kind grant.
"The money was a huge help, allowing us to upgrade the Campdraft kitchen facilities,” Mrs Wallace said.
“We wouldn’t have been able to afford these important upgrades without the funding and support from Squadron Energy.
“The upgrades were a necessity and were overwhelmingly welcomed at our annual campdraft event that is well attended by the local community and around 200 spectators and competitors. The facilities were put to good use again recently by a school camp and utilised by the Clarke Creek State School.”
Clarke Creek Wind Farm Project Director Louise Abell said she was thrilled that the team had been able to support an organisation that gave back so much to the community.
“We welcome applications from all local organisations and community groups,” Ms Abell 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 provides support for initiatives that will benefit everyone in the region.”
The Clarke Creek Wind Farm Community Fund gives financial support to community groups and projects that provide benefits to their communities.
Applications for the fund opened 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.
More information is available in the application guidelines.
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.