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Mumbida Wind Farm donation a huge boost for GUC Student Scholarships

  • Mumbida Wind Farm Pty Ltd donates $150,000 to Hollomby Foundation
  • 27 students awarded Hollomby Foundations Scholarships for 2019.
  • The Hollomby Foundation is named after the late Joe Hollomby, affectionately known as the ‘shortbread man’,

Mumbida Wind Farm has provided a generous $150,000 donation to the Hollomby Foundation to support students studying through the Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC) over the next 10 years.

Mumbida’s donation commenced this year and is dedicated to providing $15,000 for annual Indigenous and open student scholarships, travel bursaries and associated programs that provide financial assistance to students studying through the GUC.

Hugh Webster (Mumbida Wind Farm), Grant Woodhams (Hollomby Foundation) and Mumbida Wind Farm recipients Mariah Kara and Joshua Arundell.

Operations Director of Mumbida Wind Farm, Hugh Webster was in Geraldton today to sign the agreement on behalf of Mumbida and attend the 2019 Hollomby Foundation Scholarship Presentations.

 “Mumbida Wind Farm is delighted to be a patron of the Hollomby Foundation, allowing Mumbida to provide the local community quality support for the benefit of local families.” said Mr Webster

Hollomby Foundation Chair Grant Woodhams said the donation was a very tangible way that industry can provide support to both students and the GUC for advancement of tertiary education in the Mid West.

“I am very grateful to Mumbida Wind Farm for their generous donation.  Their patronage of the Hollomby Foundation over the next ten years will provide great financial support for GUC students and also is a long-term investment in our Mid West community.”

Mr Woodhams also thanked the wider Mid West community whose generosity has also made the Hollomby Foundation Scholarship program possible.

The inaugural winners of the Mumbida Wind Farm Indigenous Scholarships are nursing student Isabella Capewell-Randall, and psychology student Mariah Kara.  Secondary education student Joshua Arundell has won the open scholarship. Isabella, Mariah and Joshua were presented with their awards at today’s event, and joined another 24 students who have shared in $64,500 in scholarships.

The Hollomby Foundation is named after the late Joe Hollomby, affectionately known as the ‘shortbread man’, who raised over $1million for charities and local organisations as well as people in need, baking and selling shortbread and apple pies.  The Hollomby Foundation was established for the advancement of tertiary education in our region and supports Mid West students to fulfil their educational dreams.

Mumbida Wind Farm Pty Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of the Australian Renewables Income Fund.  ARIF is managed by Infrastructure Capital Group (ICG).

Ends …

The Hollomby Foundation would like to publicly thank our 2019 scholarship donors:


Mumbida Wind Farm Pty Ltd
Deepdale Bursary (Horwood Family)
Greenough River Solar Farm

Individual Donors:

Mid West Development Commission
St John of God Hospital Geraldton
RSM Accounting
Hon Melissa Price MP
Ian Blayney MLA, Member for Geraldton
Hon. Darren West MLC, Member for the Agricultural Region
Hon. Laurie Graham MLC, Member for the Agricultural Region
Hon. Martin Aldridge MLC and Hon Colin De Grussa MLC – The Nationals WA
City of Greater Geraldton
Shire of Irwin
Shire of Northampton
Bendigo Bank (Geraldton)
Rotary Club of Geraldton
Rotary Club of Batavia Coast
Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough

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