EnergyAustralia Lithgow Community Grants Program Now Open

Kids of the school holding letters of the word thank you

Applications for Round 2 of this year’s EnergyAustralia Mt Piper Community Grants program are now open. If you’re in the Lithgow region and have an initiative for your community, we'd love to hear from you!

This round, we have a further $30,000 available to recognise and award local groups working on projects addressing social issues facing our region, bringing our total grant funding to $60,000 for the year.

We’ve identified education and social inclusion as two of the most important social issues facing our community and are currently seeking applications for local projects that address these focus areas.

  • Promoting education and knowledge: Organisations working on programs aimed at promoting education outcomes for all ages in the community are encouraged to apply. This can include programs with a social or environmental focus or that support career or skill development.
  • Facilitating social inclusion: Another priority area for our community grants is social inclusion, providing funding for initiatives that address social isolation, ensuring equal access to resources and helping members of the community in hardship.

Congratulations to all our Round 1 Community Grant recipients

Capertee Public School was successful in obtaining a grant to create a sensory garden at the front of their school. The garden was planned in conjunction with the Lithgow Aboriginal Education Community Group and will incorporate native plants and create a ‘yarning room’ for storytelling. Through the planning of the project the children will be involved in selecting plants that link to the senses, researching suitable plants for the area and learning about local Aboriginal culture. Once the garden is complete, the students’ education will transition to how to maintain their garden.

Anglicare’s Mobile Community Pantry received a community grant to help them buy additional shelving for their Fresh Food Sunday’s program. This service provides access to fresh fruit, vegetables and pantry items for those in the community who are unable to afford supermarket prices. For a small fee, they are able to access fresh and healthy food.  Their community grant will help to provide safe and accessible shelving for this community.

Lithgow Bears Rugby League Club to refurbish their shed change rooms and spectator seating.

Cullen Bullen Tidy Towns Committee to reseal the Invincible Heritage Skip Lane area, providing safer access for those wanting to stop and learn more about the region’s mining history.

Wallerawang Lidsdale Progress Association for the New Year’s Eve festival.

Mingaan Wiradjuri Aboriginal Corporation received a grant for their school cultural awareness program.


Apply for your community grant now

Application for community grants of up to $10,000 each involves filling out a simple form about your project. For more information on the grants program or to download an application form visit our Mt Piper Community Grants page.

Applications close end of day Sunday 9 September 2018.