Right from the start, we committed to ensuring that our whole community stands to benefit from the wind farm, and not just investors. Part of this commitment is being delivered through the Hepburn Wind Community Fund. Since 2011 we have funded 23 local projects with grants totalling over $32,000.
Round three opens
We are happy to announce our third round is open with a funding pool available of $40,000. This funding round will close Friday 24 May at 5pm. Please download and read the guidelines and fill out the application form and return to us.
Contact us if you need assistance with your grant application and for feedback and/or general inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants will be notified of the result mid-June.
Previous round results
Second round of the Hepburn Wind Community Fund
On 12 June 2012, Hepburn Wind was pleased to announce the recipients of round two of our Community Fund.
The volunteer committee assessed 19 applications for a total value of nearly $60,000 and selected 10 groups to share in the available total of $17,000.
Congratulations to the following groups:
- Daylesford Girl Guides — Daylesford Guides mentor breakfast 2013 ($250)
- Clunes and District Kindergarten — Irrigation for outdoor playscape area ($1000)
- Moorabool Environment Group — MEG projector ($850)
- Daylesford Secondary College — Cyber solutions ($2000)
- St Michael’s School Parents Association — Bush tucker and Indigenous garden ($2500)
- SHARE — Sustainable Futures: renewable energy pilot education program ($5000)
- Creswick Brass Band — New instrument fund low brass ($1200)
- Creswick Neighbourhood Centre — Growling grass frog & friends happy habitat ($1700)
- Daylesford and District Community Brass Band — New instrument fund ($1500)
- Hepburn Relocalisation Network — Workshops for resilient living ($1000)
The Hepburn Wind Community Fund is supported by the Hepburn Wind project as well as contributions from Red Energy, the exclusive energy partner of the locally controlled wind farm, the first of its type in Australia. Red Energy donates up to $50 each year for every customer signed up to buy the jointly marketed electricity offer.
Sign up for the Red Energy Community Saver at redenergy.com.au/hepburnwind and help grow our community fund!
First round of the Hepburn Wind Community Fund
The results from our first round were announced at our Launch Festival on 5 November 2011.
Vicki Horrigan, chair of the Fund committee had great pleasure in announcing the community based projects that received grants from the first round of funding, totalling $15,000:
- Wombat Forestcare — Arboreal Mammal Research Project in Wombat State Forest ($1511)
- Daylesford Food Aid — Commercial freezer ($1650)
- Daylesford Football and Netball Club — Footballs and netballs ($560)
- Trentham Kindergarten — Planter box ($520)
- Hepburn Wholefoods Collective — Start up equipment ($1000)
- SHARE — Retrofitting project ($2000)
- Daylesford Secondary College — Waste education ($1000)
- Daylesford Lawn Tennis Club Club — Facility Development Plan ($1500)
- Bungal Arts Depot — Ballan community art project ($1250)
- Daylesford Men’s Shed — Welding unit ($1200)
- Creswick Soccer Club — BBQ ($400)
- Leonards Hill Hall — Kitchen refurbishment ($2000)
- Clunes Playgroup — Outdoor play equipment ($550)