South Dundas council approved an application form for the South Branch Community Fund.
The form will be filled out by those seeking funds from the $30,000 per year, 20 year fund which was established by EDP Renewables, as part of the South Branch Wind Farm project.
Eligible projects must be located within the established wind farm boundaries.
Funding decisions will ultimately lie with South Dundas council, as administrator of the fund, with larger contributions needing EDP approval.
Although council approved the application form drafted by their manager of recreation programming, they expressed a desire to form a committee of area residents to help in the decision making process.
“It is a community fund and we want community input,” said South Dundas mayor Evonne Delegarde.
Councillor Archie Mellan suggested that they look to such a committee for a larger scale vision for the area to ensure that these significant funds are put to good use. South Dundas staff will draft terms of reference to seek interest for such a committee.