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 two priority areas for funding. 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. 

Round 1 applications will be accepted between 1 March and 5pm 29 March 2019.

Round 2 applications will be accepted between 1 August and 5pm 30 August 2019.

How to apply for a community grant

Before applying, please read our grant guidelines:

Apply now:

For more information, email: or phone 1800 756 968.

Community Reference Group

Established in 2007, the Western Community Reference Group (CRG) was formed to share information and ideas as well as build relations with the local community.

The group meets quarterly at our Mt Piper Power station.  Membership of this group includes:

  • Environmental groups
  • Local residents
  • Community groups

Read previous meeting minutes