Pacific Hydro’s Sustainable Communities Funds to open in July 2017

3 July 2017

Pacific Hydro is pleased to announce that the Ararat, Clements Gap, and Great South West Sustainable Communities Funds will be open from 1 – 31 July 2017.

The amount of funding that eligible community groups and organisations can apply for has also been raised to $10,000 per project.

The Sustainable Communities Fund is the key pillar of Pacific Hydro’s Community Investment Program. Since 2005, the Program has provided more than $2 million to over 600 sustainable projects in our host communities across Australia.

Krista Kim, Engagement and External Affairs Manager at Pacific Hydro, said that the company is proud to once again deliver this important initiative in the community.

“Pacific Hydro is excited to support great local projects through the Sustainable Communities Fund and we look forward to supporting more initiatives this year” she said.

In response to public feedback, this year’s application form is simpler and can be completed electronically. The process has also been simplified, making it easier for groups to apply.

Applications will again be accepted across five funding areas – education and training, health and welfare, sport and recreation, the arts and culture, and the environment.

Community groups with proposed projects that meet the eligibility and selection criteria and operate in at least one of the Fund areas are encouraged to apply.

All eligible applications are reviewed by a fair and transparent panel process, which ensures community involvement in how funds are allocated. Members of the local community are invited to be a part of the Sustainable Communities Fund Allocation Panel for 2017.

Participation provides valuable insight into the application process, and more information about activities in the local community. Expressions of Interest for the Panel will be open throughout July.

If you are interested in applying to the Fund or being a part of the Fund Allocation Panel, please visit the relevant Sustainable Communities Fund page for your area at for more information.

Anyone with questions regarding the Fund or the Panel are encouraged to contact Adam Chandler, Senior Project Leader – Communications and Engagement, on 1800 730 734 or