The areas where we operate are more than just generation sites, they’re communities in which our people live.
From Mt Piper in New South Wales to Geelong in Victoria, local communities are doing important work that makes a difference to social inclusion, health and wellbeing.
We’re proud to be able to help these communities strengthen and enhance local programs and initiatives, with our community grants and sponsorships program.
Since 2016, our community grants and sponsorships have given around $2.3 million to local communities and programs in the areas around our sites. This includes over $200,000 in grants in 2023.
Here we highlight some grant recipients, with the full list following below. Congratulations to all recipients.
Growing and celebrating First Nations culture at Mt Piper
Building connections and celebrating culture is important for strengthening ties and community spirit. The grant for One Mob Aboriginal Corporation, Mt Piper in New South Wales, will go towards the establishment of a native food garden.
A garden to connect with culture and community in Mt Piper
In the frame for some important funding
Frame Running in Wollongong, New South Wales, is a not-for-profit community activity created to help children with a disability or impaired balance, through providing a sporting service that helps enrich their lives and make them feel safe, supported and included.
David Wilson from EnergyAustralia and members of the Frame Running team with a participant using the custom-designed three-wheel bicycle, and a young participant demonstrating it in action.
Bringing the spirit of Christmas to Burra
In South Australia around Hallett, the Burra Christmas Committee is able to share the joy and reduce attendance fees for the local Christmas Fair and Pageant, with a grant supporting its planned entertainment and activities.
Supporting activities at the Burra Christmas Fair and Pageant, South Australia
Putting learner drivers on the road to success
Through Berry Street Victoria, the community-based TAC L2P program (L plates to P plates) supports learner drivers to help them gain their 120 hours of supervised driving practice in the Gippsland region of Victoria.
Licence to thrive in Gippsland
Serving those who need it most in the Norlane community
Norlane Community Centre is a neigbourhood house in Norlane, Geelong. The centre provides opportunities for local people to connect, learn and contribute through a range of support and recreational activities. The grant will go towards an appliance upgrade so the community kitchen can cook and distribute meals for those doing it tough.
Many hands make light work at Norlane Community Centre, Geelong
2023 Community Grant recipients
Mt Piper, New South Wales
Tallawarra, New South Wales
Hallett, South Australia
Once again thanks to all the applicants, and congratulations to all the successful recipients.
Interested in applying for a grant for a local initiative? Visit our community grants information page for details on when you can apply and more.