Our Community

At Jemena, we help bring energy to life for over 1.6 million Australian homes and businesses every day. With a footprint spanning various parts of eastern and northern Australia, we’re also a proud member of hundreds of wonderful and diverse local communities.

Partnering for good

To us, being a good neighbour means helping to improve the welfare and wellbeing of our customers and communities. Each year we support a range of not-for-profit and community organisations including the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Uniting, Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES), the NSW Rural Fire Service and RACQ Rescue Service to deliver safety, education-based and other positive social benefits.

Learn how we’re supporting people across Melbourne’s north to better understand their energy use, save on bills and seek support through our recent Power Changers Community Connections Program, co-delivered with partner Uniting. 

Community grants

What’s important to the people who live and work in our local areas is important to us. Through our Jemena Community Grants Program we’re pleased to offer some funding support for community groups, charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations making a real difference for communities within our operational areas across Victoria and New South Wales.

With our 2019 Community Grants Program now closed we're delighted to announce our winners:

New South Wales

  • Sailors with DisABILITIES
  • Paint the Town REaD
  • Marathon Health
  • House to Grow
  • Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
  • Happiness Habits
  • St Ives Preschool

Victoria

  • Orange Sky Australia
  • Hume Men's Shed Craigieburn
  • Westmeadows Indigenous Community Garden
  • Bolton Clarke
  • Bellfield Community Garden

Learn more about all our winners here.

 

Community Grants Guidelines

To be eligible to apply for a Community Grant your organisation must:

  • Be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, registered charity, school or community group with an ABN
  • During 2019 deliver an event or program in the Jemena footprint that supports the local community 
  • Be open to Jemena participating in the event or program and promotional activities
  • Be open to sharing outcomes
  • Be open to Jemena promoting your event or program (including outcomes) to its customers and through our social media channels
  • Hold a current bank account in Australia in its name

We are open to receiving applications on all programs and events that offer positive benefits for the community, including programs and events that:

  • Focus of delivering safe, affordable, reliable and / or sustainable energy
  • Provide clear social or education-based benefits
  • Respond to local issues, concerns and priorities
  • Foster community involvement and participation
  • individuals, commercial businesses and government entities
  • programs and events outside Jemena’s footprint
  • programs and events which have already been completed prior to the date of funding
  • organisations or activities which do not reflect Jemena’s values
  • organisations or activities which do not reflect local community standards
  • activities which denigrate or exclude members of the community
  • activities which are or could be perceived to be unsafe or cause harm to people, animals or the environment
  • political or religious pursuits
  • organisations or activities associated with gambling, drugs or alcohol 

At Jemena, we help bring energy to life for over 1.6 million Australian homes and businesses every day. Our footprint spans across various parts of eastern and northern Australia:

New South Wales

Metro Sydney and regional areas (Jemena gas network)

For areas our transmission pipelines cover, please check https://jemena.com.au/pipelines

Victoria

North and northwest Melbourne (Jemena electricity network)

For areas our transmission pipelines cover, please check https://jemena.com.au/pipelines

Queensland

Includes Mount Isa, Darling Downs, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Camooweal, Longreach, Wandoan and Roma areas.

Please check our website for more information:

https://jemena.com.au/pipelines

Northern Territory

Includes Tennant Creek and the wider Barkly region.

Please check our website for more information:

https://jemena.com.au/pipelines

 

To apply:

Please note that as we do receive numerous support requests we may not be able to approve all applications which meet our guidelines. These guidelines have been developed to ensure grants provide the highest value for communities, while aligning with our business values.

Giving back and volunteering

Through our corporate volunteering program all team members have the opportunity to spend one full day or two half days per year with organisations like OzHarvest and FareShare, helping to prepare hundreds of nutritious meals each year that support some our most vulnerable community members.

We’re also proud to offer various other employee programs that see us support the special causes our people take part in outside of work – from raising funds and issue awareness via memorial walks to coaching local sports teams. Our Workplace Giving program charity partners also include the Cancer Council, The Royal Children's Hospital, The Salvation Army, Australian Red Cross, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, RSPCA Australia and the Starlight Children's Foundation.

Learn more about the benefits of working with us in our Careers section.

Our position on Modern Slavery

We are opposed to all forms of modern slavery and forced labour in our industry, our business operations, and in the operations of our suppliers. We are committed to ensuring that modern slavery is not present within our business and supply chains.

What is modern slavery?
Modern slavery is an umbrella term for situations in which a person is forcibly or subtly controlled by an individual or a group, for the purpose of exploitation. Modern slavery can happen in a variety of ways, such as forced labour, child labour, human trafficking, debt slavery, deceptive recruiting for labour and/or services, and exploitation of minimum wage requirements.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth).

What are we doing about modern slavery?
We are establishing working practices that enable us to monitor and reduce modern slavery risk within our business and supply chains. 

As an industry, we have actively participated in an energy industry-wide action group to identify opportunities to integrate sustainable procurement procedures and implement a human rights compliance program. These have been documented in the Energy Procurement Supply Association (EPSA) report, Respecting Human Rights in our Supply Chains. This report is a practical guide to understanding business and moral challenges, and will help shape the development of appropriate mechanisms to detect, manage and report human rights issues in the future.