Community Fund

Moorabool Wind Farm is committed to the Moorabool Shire community and to strengthening relationships with the local community. 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 sustainability
  • Strengthen community connections
  • Encourage social well being.

To date, Moorabool Wind Farm has invested more than $450,000 in the local community through its community funding, local sponsorships, and community partnerships. More details can be found here.

Due to the timing of turbine commissioning, we have an additional round of funding available in 2022. From 2023 onwards, we will have a single annual Round.

Moorabool Wind Farm Community Fund & Scholarships Round Four - 2022

Round Four of the Moorabool Wind Farm Community Fund is now open for applications.

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO APPLY

Applications will be welcomed from eligible community groups until 5:00pm on Sunday 9 October 2022. 

Before applying, please read the FUND GUIDELINES and ensure you meet the fund criteria.

For support with the application process book into one of the following online sessions, or call/email via:

Individual assistance will be given by a Moorabool team member across these times, so if you have any concerns with using the online application portal or the requirements for applying, please make sure you get in touch and book a time.

  • Monday 19 September, 4:30pm - 6:30pm.
  • Tuesday 27 September, 12:00pm - 2:00pm.

A range of documents are available to assist your application:

Applications are to be received via Smarty Grants. For support, read through the below user guides, or call, email or book one of the above session times to speak with the team.

Scholarship Fund

Applications for Scholarships are also open now.

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO APPLY

The Guidelines for the Scholarship Fund are available here.

Applications will be welcomed from eligible students (must a permanent address in or have relocated for study from the Moorabool Shire LGA) until 5:00pm on Sunday 9 October 2022. 

Scholarships can be awarded to a community member undertaking studies from any age, for any level of education (e.g. primary, secondary, tertiary) and will be decided based on eligibility and the selection criteria noted in the guidelines.

The Guidelines for the Scholarship Fund are available here.

Moorabool Wind Farm Community Fund Round Three - 2022

Round Three was open for applications from 1 May - 24 June 2022.

Thank you to the local community groups that applied for funding. Applicants have now been informed of the successful projects and an update will be provided soon here once agreements are in place.

Federation University Ballarat - Moorabool Wind Farm Scholarships - 2022

Moorabool Wind Farm is proud to support four local TAFE students with scholarships as part of its ongoing long-term community partnership program.

Tylah Freeman, Jake Mumford, Angelo Pereira and Leland Smith, who are all Moorabool district locals were awarded the annual Moorabool Wind Farm Scholarships, worth $3,000 per student to support the completion of their TAFE Certificate lll course.

​​​​​​​Pictured from left to right are the 2022 Moorabool Wind Farm Scholarship recipients Angelo Pereira, Tylah Freeman, Jake Mumford, and Leland Smith with Goldwind Australia colleagues Rob Brady - General Manager of Service, John Aquilina – Service Training Manager and Vincent Qiao, Asset Manager.

Moorabool Wind Farm Community Fund Round Two - 2021

Moorabool wind farm was pleased to fund eight successful local initiatives in the second round of the community fund:

  • Mount Egerton Fire Brigade - Fire Brigade Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Ballan Recreation Reserve - Community Hub Kitchen Facility Upgrade
  • Ballan Stationeers - Ballan Station Native Grassland Project
  • Ballark and District Gun Club - Two new trap houses
  • Gordon Public Park Hall at the Gordon Public Park Reserve - Energy efficiency upgrade
  • Moorabool Landcare Network - Nursery renovation to assist in regeneration
  • Meredith Community Centre - Community social lunches
  • Ballan Golf Club - Pedestrian Bridges

Moorabool Wind Farm would like to thank the local volunteer fund assessment panel for their help in this round of community fund submission assessments.

Moorabool Wind Farm Community Fund Round One - 2020

Moorabool Wind Farm was pleased to fund ten successful local initiatives in the first round of the community fund:

  • Meredith Community Centre - Public Access Defibrillator
  • Ballan Cricket Club - Ballan Cricket Club Storage Container
  • Gordon Primary School - Waste and Recycling Upgrade
  • Ballan District Vintage Machinery and Vehicle Club - Power Upgrade
  • Gordon Public Park & Recreation Reserve Incorporated - Kitchen Refurbishment
  • Ballan Bowling Club - New Synthetic Grass Green
  • Ballan District Health and Care -Supporting Active Ageing in Ballan
  • Ballan RSL Sub-branch - Ballan RSL asbestos removal and solar panels
  • Gordon Football & Netball Club - Netball Facility Upgrade
  • Ballan Golf Club - Pedestrian Bridges