The Sponsorship & Small Grants Program at the Mortlake South Wind Farm was established in 2010 and the call for applications runs from January to April every year. In 2020, ACCIONA awarded almost $50,000 to community groups whose projects and initiatives will contribute to health, education, sustainable development, or cultural development in Mortlake and the local area. We look forward to continuing to support the community as construction wraps up and the wind farm enters the operations phase.
At ACCIONA's Gunning Wind Farm, a Community Benefit Fund and Sponsorship Program have been in place since 2011. In 2020, ACCIONA provided more than $43,000 in financial support to community groups in Gunning through these two initiatives, for an exciting range of projects. Applications for the annual Sponsorship Program run from January to April every year, and we welcome applications from community groups whose events and initiatives meet our eligibility criteria.
Since the programs were launched in 2009, ACCIONA has awarded more than $600,000 to community groups, sporting clubs, not for profits, and schools in Waubra and the local area through our Sponsorship Program and Community Benefit Fund. The application window for the Sponsorship Program at Waubra Wind Farm runs from January to April every year, and in 2020, more than $20,000 has been awarded to groups and organisations who applied for funding.
Sponsorship funding at the Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm is awarded through the Shared Benefits Program. Recipients are selected in collaboration with a Committee of local community representatives. The Program commenced in 2012 and calls for applications runs from January to April every year. More than $60,000 has been awarded to local community groups in support of their projects and initiatives so far in 2020.