Waterloo Wind Farm Community Grants Project

Kalee Noble & Jordan Kimlim from Saddleworth Primary School with Hannah Willson, Waterloo Wind Farm Community Engagement Manager & Lindsay Ward, CEO Waterloo Wind Farm. The grant is for the purchase of musical instruments for students.
Kalee Noble & Jordan Kimlim from Saddleworth Primary School with Hannah Willson, Waterloo Wind Farm Community Engagement Manager & Lindsay Ward, CEO Waterloo Wind Farm. The grant is for the purchase of musical instruments for students.

Another year of Waterloo Wind Farm Community Grants Program and a further 10 projects, based throughout the region, have been supported.

All projects share in $30,000 of funding.

Waterloo Wind Farm's community engagement manager Hannah Willson said she was impressed by the quality of applications this year. "We received almost 30 funding applications for a wide range of local projects, and with so many worthy entries, it was a difficult decision. All applications are reviewed by members of our Community Liaison Group, and their feedback and recommendations help make sure we continue to support the initiatives that will bring the greatest value to the community," Ms Willson said.

"This year we had a couple of standout entries that I think will have a huge impact - the Saddleworth Main St redevelopment project and the Clare Lions Club second-hand furniture program."

"It's projects like these that will make a real difference to our community and I'm so proud that Waterloo Wind Farm is able to support them."

Saddleworth District Community Association received funding to purchase gardening supplies and plants for its Main St redevelopment project.

The association's secretary and treasurer Rosie Richardson said the community-led project was starting to come together and would be a great enhancement to the town.

A significant grant was also awarded to the Clare District Lions Club for the purchase of equipment to run their new second-hand furniture program - a goodwill initiative that will provide free furniture to people experiencing disadvantage.

Other projects to receive funding this year include the Mintaro Manoora netball court overhaul at Mintaro, the Riesling Trail Management Committee's Auburn archway and the Eudunda Christmas Party.

Successful applicants will be presented with the grants at a ceremony at the Waterloo Hall on Tuesday, May 14. For more, visit waterloowindfarm.com.au

Lindsay Ward, CEO Waterloo Wind Farm, Hannah Willson, Waterloo Wind Farm Community Engagement Manager & Debbie Hibbert from Goyder Council accepting the grant on behalf of the Eudunda Christmas Party Committee.

Lindsay Ward, CEO Waterloo Wind Farm, Hannah Willson, Waterloo Wind Farm Community Engagement Manager & Debbie Hibbert from Goyder Council accepting the grant on behalf of the Eudunda Christmas Party Committee.