Applications are now open for Bodangora Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund 2020/2021, with up to $10,000 grants available for not-for-profit groups of Wellington and its district villages. The latest round will provide a total of $50,000 in grants to support projects that deliver social, cultural, economic or environmental benefits for the local community.

Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields said this money will be an added boost to local community groups who have been doing their best during COVID-19.

“Many of the non-for-profit organisations have had to adjust the way they engage with the community during this pandemic. These grants will go a long way in assisting groups with their COVIDSafe requirements while they continue to deliver key services for the Wellington community,” said Councillor Shields.

“It is very pleasing that the previous contributions from the Community Benefit Fund have had a direct financial benefit to a variety of community groups, from sporting clubs to art groups, and more. We look forward to seeing what the 2020/2021 applicants will present,” said Councillor Shields.

The funding has been made available as a result of the planning agreement made between Infigen Energy – Bodangora Wind Farm and Dubbo Regional Council (DRC). Council will provide $50,000 in development contributions to the Community Benefit Fund annually over the first 25 years of the wind farm operation.

Michael Bullock from Infigen Energy said the Bodangora Wind Farm Community Fund makes a tangible difference to community projects around the Wellington area.

“We are committed to being a long term partner with our local communities, with $1.25M pledged to the Community Benefit Fund over the first 25 years of operation. We are delighted to have contributed to many community groups and not-for-profit organisations in our first rounds of funding. We would like to encourage as many community groups as possible to apply for funding in the upcoming rounds,” said Mr Bullock.

Applications are open now until Monday 14 September 2020 AT 5PM

Application form and guidelines can be found:

Last Edited: 03 Sep 2020

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