16 July 2013

Origin funds equipment to print the Lions Club of Gunning Noticeboard

With the help of Origin Energy, families around the Gunning region can continue to stay informed of important local activities, events and services, following the purchase of equipment to produce the Lions Club of Gunning's "Noticeboard" publication.

Funding for the equipment was awarded through Origin‟s Cullerin Range Wind Farm Community Investment Fund. The Fund was established in 2009 to provide a financial contribution to local, not-for-profit community groups to support initiatives of importance to the communities surrounding the wind farm.

Ros McLoughlin, co-ordinator and Editor of the Lions Club of Gunning Noticeboard, said funding was needed for printing equipment to ensure that the free community newsletter could continue to be printed every fortnight, just as it has for well over thirty five years.

Every second week Ros leads her team of 8-10 volunteers in preparing, printing, collating and distributing the valuable newsletter. They send over 1000 copies to the communities of Gunning, Collector, Dalton, Yass, Gundaroo, Grabben Gullen, Crookwell, Breadalbane and Jerrawa; and they never miss a single fortnightly edition!

Cullerin Range Wind Farm Community Relations Advisor Lisa Glastonbury said, "We recognise how important the Lions Club of Gunning Noticeboard is to the people who live in the area, and Origin is happy to support such a worthwhile publication. The Noticeboard keeps people informed, involved and connected, and that's very important in small rural communities."

"Since the Cullerin Range Wind Farm Community Investment Fund was established in 2009 we have funded 18 local initiatives and we look forward to continuing to make a contribution to the community," Ms Glastonbury said.

By investing in projects like 'The Noticeboard', Origin seeks to address the unique needs of the community in the old Gunning Shire local government area.

The Cullerin Range Wind Farm Community Investment Fund provides financial assistance to local, not-for-profit community groups, with grants of up to $10,000 available for innovative and sustainable initiatives which provide direct outcomes and lasting benefits to the community.

Origin is now calling for applications for funding under the 2013 Community Investment Fund.


Contacts

Lisa Glastonbury
Community Relations Advisor
Phone: 1800 677 315
Mobile: 0400 035 434