Last chance to apply to the Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund

8 April 2013

With just one week until the $50,000 Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund closes on April 16, Pacific Hydro is urging community groups not to leave their application to the last minute.

“Applications for the Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund must be received by Tuesday 16 April,” said General Manager for Australia, Mr Lane Crockett. “To ensure applications are in on time, it’s a great idea to get started on them this week.”

Community groups and organisations operating in Clements Gap, Mundoora, Port Broughton, Wandearah, Redhill and Crystal Brook are eligible to receive funding.

“If your group or organisation is working on socially and environmentally sustainable projects that need funding, we encourage you to get your application in by 16 April,” said Mr Crockett.

Grant applications will be assessed against the Fund guidelines and the inaugural Fund Allocation Panel will review the applications and allocate the grants.

The Fund Allocation Panel is comprised of four community members, four Pacific Hydro staff and a Council representative from both Barunga West and Pirie Council.

“We’re excited by this opportunity to make the grant allocation process more transparent,” said Mr Crockett. “Allocating funds is always a difficult process, given the quality of applications, so I thank the community members who have volunteered to assist us in this process.”

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

Community groups who have not applied for funding in previous years are encouraged to apply.

“If you are unsure if your project is eligible, or how to apply for funding, please give us a call,” said Mr Crockett.

For further information and to download an application form and the guidelines, please visit Pacific Hydro’s website,, or contact Chloe Carpenter, on 03 8621 6428 or email