Last chance to apply to the Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund

7 April 2014

With just one week until the $50,000 Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund closes on 14 April, Pacific Hydro is urging community groups working in Clements Gap, Redhill, Crystal Brook, Mundoora, Wanderah, Fisherman’s Bay and Port Broughton to start on their application now.

“At our recent workshops, we spoke with a number of local community groups about their exciting project ideas, however we have only received a few applications so far,” said executive general manager for Australia, Mr Lane Crockett.

“If your group or organisation is working on socially and environmentally sustainable projects, we encourage you to get started on your applications to ensure that they are submitted before the cut off on Monday 14 April.”

The Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund is open annually and returns a portion of revenue from the project’s operation back into local community projects. Grant applications are assessed against the Fund guidelines and determined by the Fund Allocation Panel which reviews the applications and allocates the grants.

The Fund Allocation Panel is comprised of four community members, four Pacific Hydro staff including the wind farm supervisor and a representative from both the Port Pirie and Barunga West Councils.

“Allocating funds is not an easy task, so I thank the community members who have volunteered to assist us in this process,” said Mr Crockett. “Local involvement in allocating funding is critical to ensuring that local priorities are considered when reviewing applications.”

Applications are accepted across five funding areas: sport and recreation, health and safety, art and culture, education and the environment.

“If you are unsure if your project is eligible, or how to apply for funding, please contact Remi on 03 8621 6478 or via community@pacifichydro.com.au,” said Mr Crockett.