Ararat Wind Farm Sustainable grant applications open 1 July

Posted Tuesday 30 June, 04:34pm

Applications for the Ararat Wind Farm Sustainable Community Grants program will open this week on Wednesday 1 July.

Ararat CEO Dr Tim Harrison said the program, administered by Ararat Rural City Council, provides $5000 grants for smaller projects and $10,000 grants for larger projects with matching funding, with the total funds available this year $65,000.

The program, which opens on July 1 and closes on July 31, is open to community organisations within Ararat Rural City, Northern Grampians Shire and Pyrenees Shire.

“This is a great opportunity for local groups and organisations to obtain funds for much-needed projects,” he said.

Ararat Wind Farm Site Supervisor James Coburn said the fund provides financial support to promote community, social and environmental sustainability initiatives and is part of the wind farm’s community investment program.

“The total funds available for the Ararat Wind Farm Sustainable Grants Program 2020 is $65,000 shared across three municipalities of Ararat Rural City, Northern Grampians Shire and Pyrenees Shire Councils,” Mr Coburn said.

Applications are open from Wednesday 1 July 2020 and will close at 5pm on Friday 31 July 2020. Late applications will not be considered. Successful applicants will be announced in late August.

To obtain an application form and information sheet visit Ararat Rural City Council’s website - CLICK HERE for a direct link - or pick up copies from the Ararat Rural City Council Customer Service Centre at 59 Vincent Street, Ararat.

To discuss your application or for more information about the grants program, phone the Council’s Community and Events Co-ordinator Robyn Hemley on 5355 0257 or 0427 051 562.