December 13, 2022

Gippsland Asbestos Related Diseases Support, Moe Old Gippstown Men’s Shed, Hill End Community and Cowwarr Football Netball Club are the latest recipients of almost $30,000 in community grants from EnergyAustralia Yallourn. 

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

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

“These grants are a favourite of the more than 500 people that work at Yallourn. They enable us to support and connect with the community that Yallourn has been part of for 100 years.  

“Our people love that our grant to Thorpdale Primary School helped fund its Sound Write program. Throughout the year it’s helped many students at the school learn to read, write and spell using phonics.”    

EnergyAustralia’s grant to Gippsland Asbestos Related Diseases Support will enable the purchase of a portable oxygen concentrator. While the funding provided to Moe Old Gippstown Men’s Shed will mean it can get a dust extraction and filtration system for its woodworking machinery.  

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

These are the power station’s second round of grants for 2022, with First Morwell Scout Group, Gippsland Employment Skills Training, Moe Community Christmas Carols, Latrobe Valley Beekeepers Association and Thorpdale Primary School sharing in almost $30,000 in funding earlier this year.