December 15, 2021

Moe Yallourn Rail Trail, Thorpdale Primary School, Newborough East Primary School, PowerWorks and Asbestos Council of Victoria (GARDS) are the latest recipients of $24,934 in community grants from EnergyAustralia Yallourn.

These are the power station’s second round of grants for 2021, with Thorpdale Kindergarten, Moe Rainbow Toy Library, Latrobe Special Developmental School, First Newborough Scout Group, Yallourn North Bowling Club and Moe Old Gippstown Men’s Shed sharing in $32,220 in funding earlier this year.

EnergyAustralia’s Yallourn Community Grants program supports community projects and initiatives within the Latrobe Valley that are focused on improving education and social inclusion.

EnergyAustralia’s Head of Yallourn, Greg McIntyre, said his team is excited to be funding five worthy new initiatives.

“Yallourn has been part of the fabric of the Latrobe Valley for a century, employing over 500 people. Our people love that these grants enable them to support and connect with their community,” said Greg.

Julie Skee, principal at Newborough East Primary School, says the grant will make a positive difference to its 345 students.

“We’ll use our grant to buy 28 iPads with covers. The students in our STEM program will use them to learn about coding, robotics and science. Plus, it’ll help them build their skills in digital technologies and better prepare them for secondary school,” said Julie.

EnergyAustralia’s grant to Moe Yallourn Rail Trail will enable 1000 native trees to be planted alongside Sullivan’s Bridge. While the funding provided to the Asbestos Council of Victoria will mean it can hold an educational webinar during Asbestos Awareness Week.

Each year Yallourn provides more than $140,000 in community grants and sponsorships.