Final call for applications to Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund

2 April 2012

Community groups are encouraged to put pen to paper and submit an application to Pacific Hydro’s $50,000 Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund before Tuesday 19th April.

“All community groups who need funding and operate in the Clements Gap, Port Broughton, Mundoora, Redhill and Crystal Brook townships are encouraged to apply,” said Pacific Hydro’s General Manager for Australia, Mr Lane Crockett.”

Recipient of funding in the 2011 round, Friends of Broughton Beach South (FOBBS) echo’s Mr Crockett’s call. “It’s an easy application process and you really do have to be in it to win it,” said FOBBS convenor Penny Smith.

“We had a vision to build an educational coastal demonstration garden using native plant species but we needed funding for signage. Pacific Hydro’s funding enabled us to complete our project and we encourage any community group who needs funding to apply,” said Ms Smith.

Other community groups that have received funding in the past include the Broughton Plains Heritage Society who are preserving the history of sport in their area, the Mundoora Bowling Club who resurfaced the club house’s verandah to allow wheelchair access and the Redhill Development Association who purchased a ride on mower for use by the town’s sport clubs.

“The calibre of applications is always impressive and demonstrates the commitment of volunteers in the area,” said Mr Crockett. “We’re really proud to be able to partner with community groups in the Clements Gap area and I look forward to seeing the applications again this year.”

Applications are open until Tuesday 19th April and community groups working on socially and environmentally sustainable projects across sport, health and safety, environment, education and arts and culture are encouraged to apply.

“Our Community Fund Coordinator is available to help with the whole process, so feel free to give us a call if you have any questions,” said Mr Crockett.

Application forms and the Fund guidelines are available from Pacific Hydro’s website or by phoning Community Fund Coordinator, Chloe Carpenter on 03 8621 6428