Delivered in partnership with Berrybank Development Pty Ltd, the Berrybank Wind Farm Community Grants Program provides funding opportunities to support local events and projects in Golden Plains.
Applicants will be eligible to apply for grant funding in two categories:
• Economic Development and Tourism projects and events
• Community projects and events over $10,000, with one off and recurring funding available
Groups must match the amount of funding sought to a maximum of $10,000, either in cash or through in-kind contributions, such as in-kind volunteer support.
The initial funding pool will be $60,000. This figure is based on the number of operating wind turbines over the previous financial year and therefore the funding pool will fluctuate year on year. There will be a minimum of one round of application opportunities each year and funding will be made available over the next 15 years in cooperation with Berrybank Development Pty Ltd.
To view the Berrybank Wind Farm Community Grants Program Grant Guidelines, click here.
For more information about the Berrybank Wind Farm Community Grants Program please contact:
Council's Community Development and Grants Officer
Phone: 5220 7111
The recipients of the first round of the Berrybank Wind Farm Community Grants are:
The Berrybank Wind Farm Community Grants Committee is pleased to provide $10,000 in funding to the Cressy & District History Group for a public art project. As part of the project, the group will engage an experienced and reputable artist to paint a mural on the Cressy Water Tower. A significant landmark in Cressy, the mural will tell the history of Cressy and aims to empower the small rural communities of the southwestern region of Victoria which encompasses the Golden Plains, Corangamite and Colac Otway Shires. Such a project will promote the economic, social and cultural development of this region creating long term sustainable benefits.
The Geelong Landcare Network Inc will purchase a portable Public Address speaker box that can be used during field days and inside halls during public events. The Berrybank Wind Farm Community Grants committee is pleased to support this project with $1,540 of funding.
Golden Plains Arts Inc have been successful in their application to host the annual GP Arts Inc. Arts Trail with funding to support the program for three years.
The Berrybank Wind Farm Community Grants committee is pleased to support the annual event with total funding of $26,772.64 to be phased with $15,402.64 in year one and $5,685 in years two and three.
The funding will go towards the costs of purchasing equipment, supplies, materials and signage to support the program across the Shire.
The Teesdale Community Events group are planning for an annual Twilight Market & Carols to bring the local community together and provide for a social interaction. The event will be run annually with the first to be held on Friday 16 December from 4pm. This event will bring local residents together for a special Christmas celebration
The Berrybank Wind Farm Community Grants committee are pleased to support the annual event with total funding of $13,200 to be phased with $5,500 in year one and $3,850 in years two and three. The funding will go towards the costs of entertainment, equipment hire, supplies, materials, signage and advertising.