Yaloak South Community Fund

Yaloak South Community Fund

Pacific Hydro’s Yaloak South Community Fund delivers a portion of revenue from the Yaloak South Wind Farm back into the local community each year, for the life of the wind farm.

From 1 – 30 September 2019 eligible community groups and not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to apply for project funding of up to $10,000 from a pool of $28,000.

The Yaloak South Community Fund is a part of Pacific Hydro’s Community Investment Program, which has provided more than $3 Million to over 700 projects across Australia since 2005.

To learn more about the types of projects who have received support from Pacific Hydro in other host communities, check out our publication, Local Good – A decade of support for sustainable communities.


The Yaloak South Community Fund aims to support projects, initiatives, and organisations that provide lasting benefit to local communities and address community need in at least one of these five key areas:

  • education and training
  • health and welfare
  • sport and recreation
  • arts and culture, and
  • the environment.

To be eligible, any proposed project or initiative must

  • Directly benefit the local community (in at least one of the 5 program areas
  • Not be for the private gain of particular individuals
  • Have necessary approvals and permissions in place prior to applying, such as council approval (if required)
  • Meet the Community Investment Program’s aims and objectives

Up to $10,000 can be sought from Pacific Hydro for each project. Organisations can apply for more than one project at a time, but must be able to demonstrate their ability to deliver them within twelve months.

The Yaloak South Community Fund is open to organisations and projects that serve Beremboke, Mount Wallace and Rowsley. Organisations and projects do not necessarily need to be based in the Fund area, but the proposed projects must operate in, and provide benefit to these communities to be eligible.

Who Can Apply

Not-for-profit community groups (NFPs) which operate in the Fund area, and are proposing projects that meet the eligibility and selection criteria, are encouraged to apply.

For reference, a not-for-profit organisation is an organisation that is not operating for the profit or gain (either direct or indirect) of its individual members.

Not-for-profit organisations eligible to apply include:

  • Incorporated Associations
  • Committees of Management
  • Unincorporated (Voluntary) Associations with an ABN and a formal constitution
  • Co-operatives (that are defined as not-for-profit in their charter or constitution)
  • Companies Limited by Guarantee

Organisations that do not yet have an ABN can apply, but additional paperwork may be required if their proposed project is successful.

Read more information about who can apply in the Sustainable Communities Fund Guidelines.

How to Apply

  • Consider your project; including the scope, size, its requirements, and what  you will need to deliver it within twelve months.
  • Read the Fund Guidelines to ensure your project meets all requirements, is feasible, and can be delivered by your organisation.
  • Submit the application form with supporting documents to Pacific Hydro by 5pm on 30 September 2019 via email or via post to Level 13, 700 Collins Street, Docklands VIC 3008.

Selection Criteria

Projects and initiatives considered for funding will be assessed against the selection criteria, including:

  • Alignment with the Community Investment Program aims and the Sustainable Communities Fund Guidelines
  • Identification of community need
  • Demonstration of a clear, realistic, and feasible plan
  • Budget outline, prices, and alternatives
  • Project management plan
  • Demonstration of innovation or forward-thinking

Community Partnerships Group

Members of the local community serving on the Yaloak South Community Fund Partnerships Group assess applications to the fund and decide how funds made available by Pacific Hydro should be allocated to local projects. The group will meet in October 2019, with successful applicants notified shortly thereafter.