Ross River Solar Farm is seeking applications from local groups for its annual Community Grants Program. Now in its second year, the Grants program was established to support grassroots projects and initiatives that will make a real difference to the broader Townsville community.

This year, Ross River Solar Farm is offering up to $20,000 in funding for projects that aim to benefit the community in the areas of participation, sustainability and diversity.

Ross River Solar Farm spokesperson Hannah Willson said she was looking forward to seeing applications for creative and sustainable projects that would make a valuable contribution to the community.

“This year we have included a new category that focusses on diversity and community connection. We believe that diversity is one of our country’s greatest strengths and are keen to support projects that aim to make our community safer, fairer and stronger, and where everyone feels accepted.”

Previous grant recipients include the Glendi Festival, a weekend-long celebration of cultural diversity in the region, and the Round Mountain Rural Fire Brigade for the purchase and installation of a solar & battery power unit for the new station.

Applications for the 2019 Community Grants Program are open from 28 October until 6 December 2019.

To find out more about the program, or to download the Application Pack, visit the Community page on the Ross River Solar Farm website.