Round Six Community Fund Opened on 1st May 2024

Moorabool Wind Farm is pleased to support projects and organisations that will provide lasting benefits to the local community neighbouring the wind farm. We hope to do this through our Community Fund.

Application submission is open from 1 May for the 2024 Round Six Community Grants and Scholarships Fund.

Applications were originally closing on 12 June 2024. Moorabool Wind Farm has extended the final application date to 26 June 2024.

Media Release

A representative of MWF will be available to discuss the fund with applicants at the following times:

11 June 10am-1pm Ballan Recreation Reserve Pavilion, Ballan

12 June 3pm-5pm Gordons at Gordon, Gordon

Take a look at the guidelines below before applying.

MWF Fund - Community Grants Guidelines 2024

Moorabool Wind Farm Community Scholarship Guidelines 2024

Applications are welcome from local not-for-profit groups or organisations that will make a positive and enduring contribution to the local community through a specific project or program.

You have the option to apply for community projects or an education scholarship as detailed in the guidelines above.

A range of other documents are available to assist applicants:

Auspice Agreement Letter Template

2024 MWF Fund Letter of Support Template

2024 MWF Community Fund Terms and Conditions

Links to apply are below through the SmartyGrants platform:

MWF Community Fund Application Portal

MWF Community Scholarship Application Portal

Community Fund

Moorabool Wind Farm is committed to the Moorabool Shire community and to strengthen relationships with the local community. The Fund is split into three streams:

  • Community Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Support for local students attending Federation University Ballarat

Each year, financial support will be provided for projects and students 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 $1,000,000 in the local community through its community funding, local sponsorships, and community partnerships.

In 2023 a Community Grants a pilot program was created where groups can apply for Sponsorship Packages. The three groups that were successful this year were:  

  1. Ballan Cricket Club: 1- year Partner Sponsorship
  2. Gordon Football/Netball Club: 2-year Major Partner Sponsorship 
  3. Ballan Football and Netball Club: 3- year Platinum Sponsorship  

The remaining funds were allocated to the following groups:  

  • Moorabool catchment land care group  
  • St Pats Gordon, local primary school in Gordon. 
  • Ballan Historical Society  
  • Ballan Arboretum Group  
  • Ballan Community House  
  • BAF: Ballan Autumn Festival

In 2023 Scholarship Grants funds distributed $35,000 to 6 individuals studying:  

  • Second Year Nursing   
  • Certificate IV Building  
  • Year 9 Yuulong Program  
  • Post Graduate photography course  
  • Third Year Environmental engineering 
  • First year VCAL Electric Technology