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Ararat Wind Farm community grants

Ararat Rural City, Northern Grampians and Pyrenees residents have until Sunday to apply for the 2024 Sustainable Community Grants Fund.

Ararat Rural City Council facilitates the fund on behalf of Ararat Wind Farm, which provides the money to foster social and environmental sustainability projects throughout the three municipalities.

Ararat council chief executive Tim Harrison said Ararat Wind Farm was a leading provider of renewable energy solutions in Victoria, committed to sustainability, innovation and community development.

“Ararat Rural City Council has been involved through the facilitation of this grants program since 2015, aligning with our commitment to renewable energy targets and emission reduction,” he said. 

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“More than $500,000 worth of grant funding has been injected into our region thanks to this program and we look forward to another successful round in 2024.”

The fund aims to provide community groups and organisations with the opportunity to develop innovative and sustainable projects; enhance health and education outcomes across the community through long-term partnerships and cohesive projects; strengthen community connections and social wellbeing by focusing on long-term sustainability; foster healthy and active communities through the development of relevant projects; and promote cultural diversity, creative community activities and projects.

People can call 5355 0200 for a grant form or download one online at

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