Delburn Wind Farm Community Pre-Development Grants Now Open

Applications are now open for the 2023 Delburn Wind Farm Community Pre-Development Grants. Local community groups and non-profit organisations are encouraged to apply.

A total amount of $10,000 is available for groups located around the wind farm to deliver initiatives that strengthen and enhance the community.

Mr Peter Marriott, Executive Director Development at OSMI Australia said: “Since 2020, the Delburn Wind Farm has awarded over $40,100 in grants to community groups to help boost local connections, health and the environment.

“We continue to work with near neighbours and local groups surrounding the Delburn Wind Farm to bring direct value to the communities.”

Applications will be viewed favourably if they contribute to the following:

  • Build sustainable communities
  • Enhance community safety, health and wellbeing
  • Support community education
  • Enhance the natural environment.

Applications for the Pre-Development Grants will close on 30 November, 2023. For information on eligibility criteria and to make an application click here

Anyone requiring assistance with an application can call 1800 676 428 or email [email protected].

Applications will be reviewed in December 2023 with successful recipients announced shortly after.

The 2022 Community Pre-Development Grants were awarded to a diverse range of community groups including:

  • Boolarra Men’s Shed
  • Thorpdale Playgroup
  • BooFIIT Mirboo North
  • Boolarra Equestrian Club
  • Thorpdale Potato Festival
  • Latrobe Chorale
  • D&M Art Projects in Boolarra
  • Latrobe Valley Sustainability Group

Community Benefits Fund to grow when construction starts Construction of the Delburn Wind Farm is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2024. Once underway, the Community Development Fund will increase to around $150,000 per year ($750 per megawatt installed), allowing the community to bring bigger ideas to life.

The decision making on these grants will be made in collaboration with a new Community Benefits Committee to be established in 2024 to oversee the investment in community projects around the wind farm.

Anyone interesting in being part of this committee can express an interest by emailing [email protected] or calling 1800 676 428.

To get the latest updates on the Delburn Wind Farm visit delburnwindfarm.au

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