At EnergyAustralia we are proud to be part of the Latrobe Valley and are committed to making a positive difference to our local community. One of the ways that we do this is through community funding of local initiatives that will deliver sustainable benefits for the Latrobe Valley.

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.

How to apply for a community grant (between $1,000 - $10,000)

Applications for our final round for 2019 will be accepted between 1 August and 5pm 30 August 2019.

Before applying, please read the grant guidelines:

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For more information, email:

Congratulations to our 2019 Round 1 recipients

EnergyAustralia is proud to announce that in 2019 we will be supporting the following projects through Round 1 of our Community Grant program:

  • Moe Old Gippstown Men’s Shed: Our grant will provide electrical circuits and fuse boards to support new machinery for the Shed. The Men’s Shed plays an important role in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of those working on community or personal projects, as well as benefiting the broader community in the region through the projects they work on. 
  • Willow Grove Primary School: Our grant will provide a teaching set of iPads for the junior levels of the school, providing a shared resource for the teachers to allow them to integrate technology in to their lesson plans. The iPads will provide students with a new way of learning, connecting them with the world through technology and encourage them to take more control of their learning 
  • Yallourn North Fire Brigade: Grant funding will be used to build female change rooms to accommodate the growing number of female volunteers and support them as they move in to more operational roles within the service.
  • Yallourn North Primary School: Our grant will allow the school to refresh their library with more engaging books, encouraging a love of reading at school that the children can also extend to home, sharing the stories with their families.    

You can read stories about our community grant recipients on the EnergyAustralia blog.

Small funding requests (up to $1,000)

Our small funding supports local organisations and events in the region.

Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed monthly.

For small funding requests of up to $1,000, or more information, please email or call Meredith Bowden on 03 5128 2960.

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Student vacation program

Are you interested in our student vacation program?

As part of our commitment to fostering young talent, each year we recruit a number of tertiary students to participate in our student vacation program. 

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