Community Fund

 

Moorabool Wind Farm is committed to the Moorabool Shire community and to strengthening relationships with the local community.

Once the wind farm is operational, a designated fund will available on an annual basis of up to $200,000

Each year, financial support will be provided for projects that will provide lasting benefits to the local community.

The aim of the fund is to:

  • Give back to the Community in which Moorabool Wind Farm will be a long term neighbour
  • Promote positive and long term results for the local community
  • Promote sustainabilty
  • Strengthen community connections
  • Encourage social well being

An application process and criteria for selection is being developed in collaboration with Moorabool Shire Council and the Community Reference Group (CRG).

This process is community led by the CRG  and will be similar in nature to a grants process, with strict criteria, required reporting and evaluation.

More information will be become available as the project progresses.

 

Sponsorship

 

Moorabool Wind Farm has provided $100,000 of sponsorship to local community groups over the last 12 months.

Sponsorship is at the discretion of Moorabool wind farm and is to enable the project to be involved, supportive and prominent within the local community, prior to the Community Fund being in operation.

As we move into the construction phase of the project, Moorabool Wind Farm is pleased to announce a second round of sponsorship opportunities.

Sponsorship may be provided for:

  • A community event
  • Club or community group annual activities or equipment essential for participation or safety or i.e. sports season/uniforms/first aid equipment/workshops
  • Upgrades or renovations to facilities used by a community organisation to provide increased usage and on-going benefit
  • Small projects – up to $1,000

 

Applications for the next round of Sponsorship open 1st May 2018. To apply please complete the form here.

Applications Close 4pm, 31st July 2018.

Allocation of Sponsorship will be advised by 31st August 2018.

 

Moorabool Wind Farm is proud to be the Platinum Sponsor of the Ballan Autumn Festival Association again for 2018. The Festival was a great success once again despite the difficult weather conditions.

AK and JQ blender bikes

Congratulations to Breeanna (age 6) from Ballan Primary School on winning First Prize in the colouring in competition!

Colouring coomp winner 2018

 

In addition, we are pleased to have had the opportunity to provide financial assistance and support to the following recent initiatives and events in the local area:

  • Ballan and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards (5 categories)
  • Ballan Football and Netball Club
  • Springbank Football Club
  • Gordon Football Club
  • Ballan Pony Club
  • Souper Tuesdays – Ballan Opportunity Shop
  • Black Nite, Black Lite
  • Mt Egerton School native bird and insect food garden planting
  • Gordon Community Fair, Nov 12th
  • Mt Egerton Newsletter
  • Mt Egerton Bush Dance
  • Ballan Jockey Club
  • Ballan Brumbies Basketball
  • Ballan Vintage Machinery Club
  • Ballan Bowling Club
  • Ballan Recreation Reserve
  • Elaine Cricket Club
  • Elaine Tennis Club
  • Morrisons Cemetery
  • Meredith Primary School – Mini Golf