• Representatives from community organisations across Mortlake, Noorat and Terang came together this week to recognise financial support they have received from ACCIONA to help fund community initiatives.

ACCIONA, the company building the Mortlake South Wind Farm, provides funding to local community groups and organisations as part of their annual Sponsorship Program.

The program, aimed at supporting initiatives that contribute to the sustainable development of the community, has committed $40,000 in funding across 14 local community groups and organisations as part of the 2021 program.

This includes almost $14,000 funding for local schools and repeat funding for multi-year projects that are creating long-term legacies for the community.

The groups met to celebrate the community initiatives at a morning tea on the 5th August, at the Mortlake Soldiers Memorial Hall.

The event provided an opportunity for representatives from the participating organisations to come together and highlight the initiatives that have received funding and discuss ideas for long-term projects that will continue to add value to the community.

ACCIONA Energía Managing Director Brett Wickham said, “We are really pleased that we can continue supporting the groups and organisations that do such important work in the communities.”

“ACCIONA developed, built, and will operate the Mortlake South Wind Farm, so we are part of the local community for the long-term and want to make sure we’re actively fostering community wellbeing and supporting initiatives that matter.

“The sponsorship and small grants program will continue for the life of the wind farm,” Mr Wickham said.

ACCIONA established the Mortlake South Wind Farm community sponsorship and small grants program in 2010. Since then, it has contributed more than $215,000 to local community groups in Mortlake, Noorat and Terang.

A full list of successful projects and events is listed below.

Further information about ACCIONA’s Mortlake South Wind Farm can be found here.