August 14, 2014

Applications are now open for round two of the Waterloo Wind Farm Community Fund, with $10,000 worth of grants available to support projects that will significantly benefit the region.

The fund, launched by EnergyAustralia earlier this year, is aimed at providing financial assistance for grassroots initiatives that build community pride, help the environment or support the local economy.

South Australian Operations Manager Mike Clee said he was delighted with the response to the Community Fund so far, with 24 applications received in round one.

"It's been fantastic to see so many valuable projects being initiated by the local community and I'm confident this round will attract strong applications for a wide range of innovative and worthwhile projects," Mr Clee said.

"We are looking to support projects that offer longer-term social, environmental and economic benefits to the community.

"These three areas have been identified by EnergyAustralia's Mid North Community Liaison Group as key priorities for the region."

Successful applicants in round one included the Pygmy Bluetongue Conservation Association, Manoora Hall Committee, Saddleworth District Community Association, and Marrabel and District Community Hall.

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Applications close at 5pm on 12 September 2014.