Bald Hills Wind Farm Community Fund Application Process – 2022

Introduction

Bald Hills Wind Farm Community Fund provides money for projects of social, economic or environmental benefit to the Tarwin Lower, Venus Bay, Walkerville districts. This may include funding for local sporting groups, charities, community groups, education, culture, arts and other not-for-profit organisations or other community needs.

Bald Hills Wind Farm will provide $25,000 per year for each year that the wind farm is in operation to the Community Fund.  Any funds not utilised will be carried over to the next year.  This year, the Community Fund has $25,000 available for grants to community organisations.

Types of Grants

There are two categories of grants:

  • SMALL PROJECT GRANTS: Small Projects will be awarded up to the amount $2,000 per project. Small Project grants are for the organisation to enable it to provide a benefit or service to the local community.
  • DISTRICT PROJECT: one grant per year of up to $15,000 will be awarded to an organisation undertaking a District Project.  District Projects must demonstrate community partnerships/collaboration and overall benefit to the district/wider community.

How To Apply

Ensure you meet the Eligibility for Funding.  All organisations applying for a grant must:

  • Be not-for-profit. Evidence of not-for-profit status can include the incorporation, charter, prospectus, or proof of auspice arrangement (i.e. letter of support/MOU).  An unincorporated organisation can apply for funding by being auspiced by an incorporated organisation.  Under an auspicing arrangement, the incorporated organisation agreed to sponsor the unincorporated group.
  • Confirm the project is within the Tarwin Lower, Venus Bay and Walkerville districts; and
  • Have been in existence for more than 12 months.

DISTRICT GRANT

  1. Submit a 2-page Expression of Interest Proposal by 5.00pm on 4 February 2022 by email: info@baldhillswindfarm.com.au
    • Proposal must include a Project Summary, Partnerships, Project Goals, Expected Outcomes, and community benefit.
  2. Present your Proposal to the Committee during the 2nd week of February 2022.
  3. Applicants whose projects are deemed to meet the criteria of the $15,000 grant will be invited to complete a full and comprehensive District Project Application Form, which is available from 10 February 2022.
  4. Return the completed form and any supporting documentation to the Bald Hills Wind Farm Community Fund, either by email: info@baldhillswindfarm.com.au, or by post: Bald Hills Wind Farm, Suite 1, Level 1, 150 Collins Street, Melbourne Vic  3000

Applications must be received by 5.00pm on 13 May 2022

SMALL GRANT

  1. Complete the Small Project Application Form, which is available from 10 February 2022.
  2. If your organisation is submitting more than one grant application, prioritise the projects in the order of importance to your organisation.
  3. Return the completed form and any supporting documentation to the Bald Hills Wind Farm Community Fund, either by email: info@baldhillswindfarm.com.au, or by post: Bald Hills Wind Farm, Suite 1, Level 1, 150 Collins Street, Melbourne Vic  3000

APPLICATION FORM HERE

Applications must be received by 5.00pm on 13 May 2022

Assessment and Notification

Applications will be assessed by a committee of community members and successful applicants will be advised in writing.

Funding

The funding for successful applications will be paid by Bald Hills Wind Farm directly to the suppliers of goods and services, upon presentation of a tax invoice. Grants must be used within 12 months of their award.