Community Benefit Sharing Program

As a leading renewable energy developer, Pacific Hydro is committed to giving back to the communities that host our clean energy projects with positive and lasting social, environmental and economic benefits.

Our Community Benefit Sharing Program is the key component of Pacific Hydro’s community support strategy. An Australian wind industry first, the Program shares the benefits of our renewable energy projects with the communities that host them.

Since its launch, the Program has provided more than $4.9 million to over 1000 local projects across regional Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.

Learn more about our Community Benefit Sharing Program’s purpose and guidelines here.

Community Grant Program Areas

Learn more about our community grant activities in each area below:

Taralga Community Enhancement Fund – 2022 fund is now closed

Haughton Sustainable Communities Fund – 2022 fund now closed

Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund – 2022 fund is now closed

 Great South West Sustainable Communities Fund – 2022 fund is now open until 31 May

Yaloak South Community Fund – 2022 fund will be open 1 – 31 August

Crowlands Sustainable Communities Fund & Ararat Sustainable Communities Fund – Combined fund will be open in 2023

Tracking Our Impact

Pacific Hydro has produced a book titled Local Good – A decade of support for sustainable communities. It features projects supported by the Community Benefit Sharing Program through the Ararat, Clements Gap, and the Great South West Sustainable Communities Funds.

Download Local Good – PDF