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Community, sport and education groups have benefitted from a funding boost from ACCIONA, the developer of the proposed Mt Gellibrand wind farm.
A total of twelve community groups in the region have shared in this year’s sponsorship pool of more than $17,000. The funding was delivered through ACCIONA’s Mt Gellibrand wind farm community sponsorship program.
The sponsorship recipients include:
- Anam Cara House Colac;
- Beeac Rural Fire Brigade;
- Birregurra and District Lions Club;
- Birregurra Bowling Club;
- Birregurra Festival and Art Show;
- Birregurra Fire Brigade;
- Birregurra Pre School;
- Birregurra Primary School,
- Colac Otway Sustainability Group;
- Colac Pastoral and Agricultural Society;
- Community Partnership Youthlink Team; and
- Warrowie Recreation Reserve.
ACCIONA Senior Manager Iain Lawrie said ACCIONA received many good quality sponsorship applications this year.
“ACCIONA takes pride in supporting local communities and we were encouraged to see many good quality applications this year from across the region.”
“The Mt Gellibrand wind farm community sponsorship program is a way of ensuring the benefits of renewable energy projects are spread throughout rural and regional communities,” Mr Lawrie said.
Applications for ACCIONA’s 2016 community sponsorship program will open early next year. For more information about ACCIONA’s community sponsorship program, please call 1800 283 550.