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Bodangora Community Fund first round winners announced

16 December 2017

The successful applicants in the first round of the Bodangora Community Fund were announced by the Fund Assessment Panel established by the Dubbo Regional Council earlier this week.

Infigen has committed to contributing $50,000 to the Bodangora Community Foundation each year for the first 25 years of the operation of the wind farm.

The first round of funding received 24 applications from not for profit groups for projects worth over $155,000 in total. Of these applications eight projects were selected and granted funding.

“We are thankful to the Dubbo Council and the Bodangora Community Consultative Committee for dedicating their time to select the winners, and pleased with the result of having such a mix of projects – from the Wellington Touch footie team to installing a solar panel system for the Wellington Men’s Shed,” said Tony Clark, Executive General Manager of Infigen Energy.

The successful projects and grant amounts are included in the table below.

Applicant Project description Grant
Wellington Touch Association To encourage the community participation in a more active and healthy lifestyle. The funds would be used to promote workshops for referees, coaches, volunteers and players. $2,622
Wellington Information & Neighbourhood Services Inc To upgrade the shed with skylights, windows, insulation, security and OHS modifications for a range of groups, e.g. Elders, exercise, Older Women’s Network, drumming, and a theatre group rehearsal. $10,000
St John Ambulance – Wellington Division Purchasing of communication equipment: base radios and radio repeaters that are required in communication in rural and remote areas of NSW. $9,200
Wellington Senior Citizens Club Inc To purchase a portable speaker system, TV and DVD player, which will be used for exercise classes, movie afternoons, and sing-along sessions. Also to purchase a commercial dishwasher for the facility. $4,166
Wellington Historical Society Inc Purchase of display cases for the Victorian kitchen area at Oxley Museum $3,000
Mt Arthur Reserve Trust To purchase recycled plastic benches and mobile surveillance cameras for installation along walking trails. $8,539
Wellington Connect The funding for this project will go towards stage one of a solar panel system to be installed on a new complex known as Wellington Men’s Shed, 59 Gobolion Street, Wellington. $6,773
Wellington District Cricket Association To upgrade the only nets outside schools and purchase training equipment. $5,700

For questions about future rounds of funding, please contact the Council’s Community and Recreation Division: (02) 6801 4000 or council@dubbo.nsw.gov.au.

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