The purpose of the Capital Community Committee (CCC) is to provide recommendations as to how Infigen Energy can further contribute to the local economy, community and environment.
Funding and Tasks
The CCC will be allocated a sponsorship budget each year. It will be tasked with assessing proposals for community funding and make recommendations to Infigen Energy regarding the allocation of funds.
These funds may be complemented by other parties wishing to support the local community and benefit from the coordination of the CCC.
Locality and Membership
Membership of the CCC is limited to people who live or work in the local area, including Bungendore and Tarago.
The members of the CCC will include, but are not limited to, representatives from Infigen Energy, the local community and Industry and the Palerang Council.
Committee and Board Composition, Succession, Renewal and Meetings
The CCC may have up to eight members and not less than five. A quorum for meetings shall be four. The Chair shall have a casting vote and meetings shall be conducted in accordance with standard meeting procedures. All meetings shall have written minutes endorsed at the following meeting and summary made publicly available after being endorsed as a true and correct record. The CCC meetings will be determined by the Chair every three months on an ongoing basis taking into account received applications. As a minimum, the CCC will meet biannually. As far as is practical, sufficient time will be allowed for discussion and for decisions to be reached by consensus.
Meeting minutes can be made available to members of the public at any time upon request.
Rules and selection criteria
The CCC sets out rules for application process, and uses selection criteria to determine the merit order of applications.
In the event that the CCC does not continue or wishes to wind up, the operation of the fund and the allocation of grants from it will continue at the discretion of Infigen Energy. Grants will be made by Infigen Energy, having regard to the recommendations for the CCC, be made in accordance with the law and for charitable purposes.
Although the decision to fund any project will be made at the discretion of the Committee, there are several circumstances where the Committee will not approve funding. This list is not exhaustive, but these circumstances include where the proposed funding:
- Is salary/remuneration/profit based
- Is for a single person – unless the Committee believes the greater community will benefit significantly from the funding.
- Is religious or political in nature.
- Requires ongoing funding for sustainability.
- Supports beauty pageants or similar contests.
- Provides gambling or games of chance.
- Does not reflect community standards.
- Promotes and requires the use of weapons.
- Denigrates, excludes or offends minority groups.
- Is not environment-friendly.
Applications for funding will be considered from organisations that:
- Deliver social or environmental projects or services to residents in the community.
- Have a proven track record of achievement and sound project management, or are otherwise able to show the capacity to achieve their stated aims and objectives.
- Have similar objectives as the CCC that are in line with socially and environmentally responsible practices.
Applications may only be made in writing. In its application the organisation making the application should:
- Identify specific objectives or problems and present respective plans and solutions.
- Show that the project is planned around an achievable timetable and budget.
- Be able to demonstrate that the project is directed at solving problems in a sustainable way rather than providing short-term relief from symptoms or long-term dependency.
View here to submit your application for sponsorship from Infigen Energy.