Haughton Sustainable Communities Fund

Pacific Hydro’s Haughton Sustainable Communities Fund delivers a portion of revenue from Haughton Solar Farm back into the local community each year, for the life of the solar farm.

Each year, eligible community groups and not-for-profit organisations from Ayr, Brandon, Clare, Dalbeg, Giru, Home Hill and Millaroo are encouraged to apply for project funding up to $10,000 from a pool of $80,000.

Since the commissioning of Haughton Solar Farm in 2019, the Fund has provided more than $222,000 to 36 local sustainable projects. The Haughton 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.

2021 Fund

Congratulations to the grantees of the 2021 Haughton Sustainable Communities Fund:

  • Ayr Surf Lifesaving Club – Electric roller doors for clubhouse
  • Home Hill Boat Club – Picnic table seating at Groper Creek
  • Radio 97.1 Sweet FM – Fit-out of outside broadcast van
  • Jerona Citizens Association – Jerona Community Hall Kid’s Playground
  • Giru Bowls Club – Purchase commercial dishwasher
  • Burdekin Sports Club – Ceiling replacement
  • Burdekin Sub-branch Vietnam Veterans – Battery Powered Chainsaw, Blower and Brushcutter
  • Brandon Bowls Club – Replacement of Solar System
  • Burdekin Brass Band – Burdekin Brass Live 2022
  • Burdekin Netball Association – Create training rooms within the clubhouse
  • Millaroo State School P&C Committee – New lawn mower
  • Volunteer Marine Rescue Burdekin – Training equipment
  • Home Hill Cricket Association – Turf cricket pitch cover

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.