Pacific Hydro’s Haughton Sustainable Communities Fund delivers a portion of revenue from Haughton Solar Farm back into the local community each year, for the life of the solar farm.
Each year, eligible community groups and not-for-profit organisations from Ayr, Brandon, Clare, Dalbeg, Giru, Home Hill and Millaroo are encouraged to apply for project funding up to $10,000 from a pool of $80,000.
The Haughton Sustainable Communities Fund is a part of Pacific Hydro’s Community Investment Program, which has provided more than $4.8 million to over 980 projects across Australia since 2005.
Congratulations to the grantees of the 2021 Haughton Sustainable Communities Fund:
- Ayr Surf Lifesaving Club – Electric roller doors for clubhouse
- Home Hill Boat Club – Picnic table seating at Groper Creek
- Radio 97.1 Sweet FM – Fit-out of outside broadcast van
- Jerona Citizens Association – Jerona Community Hall Kid’s Playground
- Giru Bowls Club – Purchase commercial dishwasher
- Burdekin Sports Club – Ceiling replacement
- Burdekin Sub-branch Vietnam Veterans – Battery Powered Chainsaw, Blower and Brushcutter
- Brandon Bowls Club – Replacement of Solar System
- Burdekin Brass Band – Burdekin Brass Live 2022
- Burdekin Netball Association – Create training rooms within the clubhouse
- Millaroo State School P&C Committee – New lawn mower
- Volunteer Marine Rescue Burdekin – Training equipment
- Home Hill Cricket Association – Turf cricket pitch cover
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.