Lake Inverell

Local community projects to receive funding

20 May 2019

Several local community organisations are set to receive a financial boost after the first round of the Sapphire Wind Farm Community Fund Benefit was awarded earlier this month.

The funding is a result of the Sapphire Wind Farm’s commitment to support local initiatives and strengthen the local community.

Sapphire Wind Farm Facility Manager, David Williamson says “It’s great to see the first round of funding go to so many worthy organisations. Sapphire Wind Farm looks forward to continuing support for our local community.”

Community initiatives to share in the $98,000 awarded were widespread and varied, with project funding ranging from upgrading out-dated or unsafe equipment to assisting with local festivals and events.

In many cases, the Community Benefit Fund has enabled small community groups to fulfil long-held desires and enhance their organisation’s viability into the future.

The Inverell Volunteer Rescue Association was one of the successful recipients, claiming a $10,000 grant from the fund.

Jason Tom, Captain of the Inverell VRA, says the money they will receive to replace old and worn equipment is greatly appreciated.

“It is wonderful to see money being offered locally for worthy community organisations and projects that will give back to the town.”

Applications for the next round of the Sapphire Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund will open in early September and will be advertised in local media channels.

Sapphire Wind Farm Community Fund Recipients – 2019 – Round One

Image: Inverell VRA Members Scott Marshall, Kylie South, Jason Tom and Frank Fleming.

Image: Inverell VRA Members Scott Marshall, Kylie South, Jason Tom and Frank Fleming.

For further information contact: Dana Vickers | Inverell Shire Council | PO Box 138, Inverell NSW 2360 | 02 6728 8288 | Dana.Vickers@inverell.nsw.gov.au

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