Consultation plays a key role in helping us to gain a greater understanding of the Illawarra community’s opinions, priorities and expectations.
Community Grants Program
EnergyAustralia Tallawarra provides community funding for local initiatives that will deliver sustainable benefits to the Illawarra region.
EnergyAustralia has two priority areas for grant funding. These are:
- Education: Funding aimed at promoting education and knowledge acquisition. This can 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 can include such things as men's sheds, upgrading communal facilities, improving local amenities and supporting vulnerable community members.
You can read stories about our community grant recipients on the EnergyAustralia blog.
How to apply for a community grant
The 2020 grants round is now closed.
Congratulations to our 2020 Tallawarra Power Station Community Grant recipients.
|Sir David Martin Foundation||The Triple Care Farm is a residential rehabilitation program giving vulnerable young Australians, aged 16 to 24, a safe place to get well from drug and alcohol addiction and prepare for new social and educational opportunities.|
|Hayes Park Public School||
Funding to support the school to create an Aboriginal Yarning Garden circle as a cultural learning space to promote aboriginal education and enables purposeful and authentic learning opportunities to improve the level of knowledge and understanding surrounding Aboriginal practices and culture
|Illawarra Homeless Coordination Services||
The Service provides specialist support to people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of experiencing homelessness. On a monthly average, 850 people use the laundry service. Funding has been provided to purchase 1 X 9kg front loading washing machine and 1 X 9kg Front loading heat pump dryer.
|Top Blokes Foundation||
The program will engage 24 disadvantaged and at-risk young men aged 14-17 years who have been identified by their school welfare co-ordinator as being at risk of not reaching their potential.
|Kind Hearts Illawarra||These funds will be used to purchase back packs and hygiene items for men. Also plates, bowls and cups to serve food.
Kind Hearts Illawarra is a small not for profit charity that provides support to our communities, most vulnerable. They run an outreach for those in need in the Illawarra. The outreach is set up in MacCabe Park Wollongong every Thursday night and feed 60-100.
For more information, email: Tallawarra.Community@energyaustralia.com.au.
Community liaison group
We recognise that we have a responsibility to consult with and support the local Illawarra community. Our Community Liaison Group engages with the community on a regular basis.
Access to community amenities at Lake Illawarra foreshore
Visitors can access the foreshore and surrounding recreational areas using Yallah Bay Road or Gilba Road at Elizabeth Point. Amenities are available to the community near the public car park at the end of Yallah Bay Road.