Yaloak South Community Fund

Pacific Hydro’s Yaloak South Community Fund delivers a portion of revenue from the Yaloak South Wind Farm back into the local community each year, for the life of the wind farm. Each year, eligible community groups and not-for-profit organisations from the Mount Wallace, Rowsley and Beremboke communities can apply for project funding of up to $10,000.

The Yaloak South Community 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.

2021 Fund

The 2021 Yaloak South Community Fund will be open for applications from 1 – 31 August 2021.


The Yaloak South Community Fund aims to support projects, initiatives, and organisations that provide lasting benefit to local communities and address community need in at least one of these six key areas:

  • education and training
  • health and welfare
  • sport and recreation
  • arts and culture
  • the environment, and
  • Projects that support the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To be eligible, the proposed project or initiative must:

  • Directly benefit the local community (in at least one of the 6 program areas)
  • Not be for the private gain of particular individuals
  • Have the support of the community (shown by endorsement from prominent members of the community, either in the form of letters or other communication supporting the project)
  • Have necessary approvals and permissions in place prior to applying, such as council approval (if required)
  • Meet the Community Investment Program’s aims and objectives

Up to $10,000 can be sought from Pacific Hydro for each project. Organisations can apply for more than one project at a time, but must be able to demonstrate their ability to deliver them within twelve months.               

Fund Area

The Yalaok South Community Fund is open to organisations and projects that serve Beremboke, Mt Wallace and Rowsley. Organisations and projects do not necessarily need to be based in the fund area, but the proposed projects must operate in, and provide benefit to these communities to be eligible.                    

Who Can Apply

Not-for-profit community groups (NFPs) which operate in Beremboke, Mt Wallace and Rowsley Communities, and are proposing projects that meet the eligibility and selection criteria are encouraged to apply.

A not-for-profit organisation is an organisation that is not operating for the profit or gain (either direct or indirect) of its individual members.

Not-for-profit organisations eligible to apply to Community Funds include:

  • Incorporated Associations
  • Committees of Management
  • Unincorporated (Voluntary) Associations with an ABN and a formal constitution
  • Co-operatives (that are defined as not-for-profit in their charter or constitution)
  • Companies Limited by Guarantee

Organisations that do not yet have an ABN can apply, but additional paperwork may be required if their proposed project is successful.

Read more information about who can apply in the Sustainable Communities Fund Guidelines.

Selection Criteria

Projects and initiatives considered for funding will be assessed against the selection criteria, including:

  • Alignment with the Community Investment Program aims and the Sustainable Communities Fund Guidelines
  • Identification of community needs
  • Demonstration of a clear, realistic, and feasible plan
  • Budget outline, prices, and alternatives
  • Project management plan
  • Demonstration of innovation or forward-thinking

How to Apply

Application information will be provided closer to the application date.

Community Partnerships Group

Members of the local community serving on the Yaloak South Community Fund Partnerships Group have been empowered to decide how funds made available by Pacific Hydro should be allocated to local projects. If you are interested in serving on the Yaloak South Community Partnerships Group, please fill out an Expression of Interest Form here and email it to [email protected] . For more information call 1800 730 734.

Participation provides valuable insight into the application process, and more information about activities in your local community.

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.