Benefits and Sponsorship
2022 Hills of Gold Wind Farm Sponsorship Program
Expressions of Interest for ENGIE’s 2022 Hills of Gold Wind Farm Sponsorship Program are now open. This program is part of ENGIE’s commitment to supporting the local community and sharing the benefits of the Project.
The target community for the program includes community groups, projects/programs or facilities (Not for Profit*) that are located within or provide a direct benefit to the community within a 20km radius of the Project (includes Nundle, Hanging Rock, Timor and Crawney).
Funding applications must satisfy one of the following:
Enhance or promote tourism, arts or culture in the local community
Promote sustainability or enhance the local environment
Contribute to or improve education and training in the local community
Contribute to or improve socio-economic conditions in the local community
ENGIE will not fund third-party fund-raising activities, payment of existing debts, or activities and events whereby a sole individual derives benefit.
Sponsorship will be in the form of one-off cash contributions, capped at $3,000.
To submit your Expression of Interest, please head to our website or complete the form attached and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Expressions of interest will close May 31, 2022, with successful applicants to be notified by June 30, 2022.
ENGIE is committed to working within the local townships of Nundle and Hanging Rock during the construction period and has committed to a one-off sponsorship fund of $150,000 to support community initiatives.
The purpose of the construction sponsorship fund is to provide benefit to the local community that would be advantageous to both individuals and groups within the area. This may include sports sponsorships, community gardens, enhancement to local areas, scholarships, and local community events.
The Project will also be making additional commitments, including pedestrian crossings within Nundle (subject to TRC approval), traffic reduction schemes, implementation of voluntary speed limits and the provision of an Information Hub within Nundle for Project updates.
Community Enhancement Fund
The fund will be established to provide the community with the financial resources to help enhance lifestyle and opportunities for local residents around Hanging Rock, Nundle and communities close to the project.
The fund will be supported with a commitment of $3,000 per wind turbine per year installed and operating, expected over a period of 25 years.
Further details of the fund design will be announced following further community engagement to determine community priorities as well as consultation with the local councils involved in the project.