As owner of the Mt Piper power station, EnergyAustralia is proud to be part of the Lithgow and surrounding region and is committed to making a positive difference to our local community.

Community Grants Program

EnergyAustralia Mt Piper provides community funding for local initiatives that will deliver sustainable benefits for the Lithgow region.

EnergyAustralia has the following priority areas for funding for round 1. These are:

  • Education: Funding aimed at promoting education and knowledge acquisition. This may also include programs with a social or environmental focus and organisations which support career or skill development.
  • Social inclusion: Funding aimed at facilitating social inclusion. This is aimed at initiatives that support community cohesion and inclusion for all. It may include such things as men’s sheds, upgrading communal facilities, improving local amenities and supporting vulnerable community members. 
  • Bushfire relief activities 
    Specific projects or activities that assist in the recovery of those directly impacted by the recent fires in the Lithgow local Government area (Please note this is only available for round one of the community grants program in 2020)

How to apply for a community grant

Applications for Round 1 will be accepted between 9am, Monday 9 March 2020 and 5pm, Friday 3 April 2020

Before applying, please read our grant guidelines:

Apply now 

For more information, email

Congratulations to our 2019 recipients

Round 1:

  • Centacare Bathurst
    Provide cooking classes, including provision of cookbook, for local families
  • Lithgow Bears Rugby League Club
    Active Kids Sports Program – provide equipment, end of program awards
  • Lithgow Public School
    Books in Homes Australia – program to promote literacy
  • Wallerawang Lidsdale Progress Association
    New Year’s Eve Fireworks
  • Lithgow District Car Club
    Completion of security fencing of land they use which is owned by EA. Protect endangered Purple Copper Butterfly
  • Zig Zag Railway
    New energy efficient electric BBQ

Round 2:

  • Communities & Kids
    Pamper Day
  • Lithgow Information & Neighbourhood Centre
    Bowenfels Community Hub Homework Centre
  • Dymocks Children’s Charities
    Lithgow Public Library Regeneration
  • Healthy Harold
    Preventative Health & Safety Education
  • Headspace (Marathon Health)
    Mobilising Mental Health

EnergyAustralia Lithgow region Community Consultative Committee

The EnergyAustralia Lithgow region Community Consultative Committee (CCC) was formed in 2018 following updated requirements of the Department of Planning and Environment, and continues the information and idea sharing of our previous Community Reference Group.  The CCC meets quarterly, usually at our Mt Piper Power Station to discuss major projects affecting our assets (including Wallerawang Power Station and Pine Dale Mine) and to assist in building relations with the local community.

Membership of the group includes representatives of:

  • Environmental Groups
  • Lithgow City Council
  • Community Groups
  • Local Residents

Read previous meeting minutes