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Bango Wind Farm Community Enhancement Fund

Community groups are encouraged to apply for support through the Bango Wind Farm Community Enhancement Fund, which opens for applications on Thursday 10 August 2023.

The fund will contribute $73,450 this year, and is designed to share the financial benefits of the wind farm with not-for-profit groups, associations and clubs that make a positive difference in the local community.

The Bango Wind Farm Community Enhancement Fund has been established by Hilltops Council in conjunction with the owner/ operator of the wind farm Squadron Energy, and will sponsor local projects and organisations that benefit the community throughout the operational life of Bango Wind Farm.

Annual contributions will increase with inflation and a Bango Community Enhancement Fund Committee has been appointed to assess all applications and to help determine how best to allocate funds for communities around the wind farm.

The key objective of the fund is to provide financial support to not-for-profit community groups and organisations working to make a positive and lasting contribution to regional communities near the Bango Wind Farm.

Organisations with projects within a 20km radius of the wind farm can apply for a grant from the fund, applications are now closed. 

2023 Key Dates 

 

  • 10th August – Opening Date
  • 10th September – Closing Date
  • 28th September – Successful applicants will be notified

Learn More About Bango Wind Farm

Bango Wind Farm is located 14km south of Boorowa and 30km north of Yass. It is the third largest operational wind farm in NSW. The 244MW wind farm produces enough electricity to power 144,000 homes and prevent 543,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.