THE WAIPIPI FARM COMMUNITY FUND.

THE WAIPIPI FARM COMMUNITY FUND.

We know this is a community where people get things done. To help make a difference, $25,000 will be available each year for the life of the wind farm as the Waipipi Wind Farm Community Fund.

The aim of the Waipipi Wind Farm Community fund is to support organisations and projects that benefit the broader community around the wind farm by providing funding towards projects, goods or services.

KEY INFORMATION.

  • Waipipi Wind Farm Community Fund amount is $25,000 annually (adjusted each year for inflation according to the CPI). The annual funding pool is split between two funding rounds.
     
  • Funding periods:
    Round 1 applications: Spring - 1 October to 1 December
    Successful applicants advised: March
    Round 2 applications: Autumn - 1 April to 1 June
    Successful applicants advised: September
     
  • It is the intention that funded projects will benefit communities in the area surrounding the wind farm (defined as the Patea Ward of the South Taranaki District Council).
Guidelines

Read the Guidelines first so you understand the kind of project that the Fund might support. Download guidelines here.

Application form

Complete the Application Form. Download the Application form here or contact the Committee by emailing here to be sent a copy of the form.

Report back from

Once your funded project is complete, use the Report Back form to confirm how you have spent the funds and how the project is benefiting the community. Download the Report Back form here.

THE WAIPIPI WIND FARM COMMUNITY FUND COMMITTEE.

THE WAIPIPI WIND FARM COMMUNITY FUND COMMITTEE.

The Fund is looked after and administered by the Waipipi Wind Farm Community Fund Committee, made up of 6-8 community members who have a good understanding of the local area and where additional support (from the Fund) might make a real difference to the community.

Mercury has faith in the local knowledge of the Committee to discuss and decide the allocation of the funds. All decisions of the Committee are final.

The Committee members are:
Robert Northcott (Chair), Jacqueline Dwyer, Alva Honeyfield, Mark Nicholas, Don Parkes, Owen Savage, Tony Sisson, Claire Symes

For further information or discussion, please contact via email here.