Great South West Sustainable Communities Fund

Pacific Hydro’s Great South West Sustainable Communities Fund delivers a portion of revenue from the Portland Wind Energy Project, Yambuk, and Codrington Wind Farms back into the local community each year, for the life of the wind farms.

Each year, eligible community groups and not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to apply for project funding up to $10,000 from a pool of $186,000.

The Great South West Sustainable Communities Fund is a part of Pacific Hydro’s Community Investment Program, which has provided more than $4.9 Million to over 1000 projects across Australia since 2005. In the Great South West Region alone, the Fund has supported 450 projects, totaling more than $2.1 Million.

2021 Fund

Congratulations to the grantees of the 2021 Great South West Sustainable Communities Fund –


  • Koroit Irish Festival – Marquee Magic – 2 New Marquees for Festival and Community Use
  • Orford and District Table Tennis – Updated Lighting for Playing Venue
  • Port Fairy Pool Management – Installation of Electric Doors
  • Port Fairy Tennis Club – Court Divider Nets
  • Port FairySoccor Club – Equipment to Expand Junior Program and Facilitate New Club Programs for Females, Teenagers and Adults
  • Koroit Scout Kids – Do Your Best – New equipment
  • Warrnambool Agricultural Society – Warrnambool Show Youth Music Festival and Carnival
  • Warrnambool Breastfeeding Centre – Automatic Door to improve Accessibility
  • Warrnambool Student Wellbeing Association – Big Life – Improving Mental Health in Schools – Music Equipment

  • Blue Whale Study – Blue Whale Aerial Surveys
  • Bundarra Primary School – Enhancing Literacy Skills in our Community
  • Day for Girls Portland – Making 200 Feminine Hygiene Kits
  • Dhauwurd Wurrung Community Health – Installation of 3 Phase Hybrid Inverter Solar Panels and Battery
  • Elsa MacLeod Kindergarten – Outdoor Blinds to Enhance Outdoor Learning
  • Friends of the Great South West Walk – Defibrillator
  • Glenelg & Southern Grampians Local Learning Network – Career Education through Storytelling
  • Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation – Laptops for Learning – Land Management
  • Heywood & District Pony Club – Rebuild the Club Horse Holding Yards
  • Narrawong District Association – Project Lady Cynthia – Caravan
  • Portland Croquet Club – Purchase of New Sets of Croquet Balls
  • Portland Family History Group – Improve Library Storage Capacity
  • Portland Golf Club – Koala Guards
  • Portland Lawn Tennis Club – Clubrooms Floor Covering/Replacement/Upgrade
  • Portland Secondary College – Ewen Lovell Bushland Revegetation Project
  • Portland Yacht Club – Training Safety Boat
  • Rotary Club of Portland – Say no 2 family violence Glenelg
  • Save the Children Australia – Open Access Community Garden (HDSC)
  • Seaview House – LED energy saving upgrade
  • South Portland Cricket Club – Upgrade of Turf Cricket Pitch
  • South West Woody Weeds – Woody Weed Removal- First Aid Support
  • Southern 500 Speedway – Replacement of Existing Water Tanks
  • Tyrendarra Gun Club – Updating Tech – New Equipment
  • Tyrendarra Sporting Clubs – Undercover Viewing Area
  • United Way Glenelg – Dolly Parton Imagination Library

To learn more about the types of projects who have received support from Pacific Hydro in other host communities, check out our publication, Local Good – A decade of support for sustainable communities.