What’s important to the people who live and work in our local communities is important to us. Through our Community Grants Program, we’re pleased to offer support to those making a real difference for others.
Grants typically open mid-year, so check this page regularly for updates
2020 Community Grants
Following 2019/20 summer bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 Community Grants Program supported organisations directly assisting communities through some of the most challenging impacts of these issues; food relief, energy affordability, homelessness and family and domestic violence.
Recipients: OzHarvest, Uniting Vic.Tas, Orange Sky Australia, St Vincent de Paul Society New South Wales and VincentCare Victoria.
2019 Community Grants
Through our 2019 Community Grants Program we supported many fantastic community groups, charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations working across our local communities.
Recipients: Bolton Clarke, Paint the Town Read, Making Waves Foundation, Marathon Health, Craigieburn Hume Men’s Shed, Happiness Habits, Westmeadows Indigenous Community Garden, Orange Sky Australia, Bellfield Community Garden, House to Grow, Autism Spectrum Australia, St Ives Preschool.
Applications and guidelines
To be eligible to apply for a Community Grant you must:
- Be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, registered charity, school or community group with an ABN
- Deliver your program or activities within the agreed time period and Jemena footprint
- Be willing to share updates on progress and outcomes
- Be open to Jemena participating in the event or program and promotional activities
- Be open to Jemena promoting your event and program (including outcomes) to its customers and through our social media channels
- Hold a current bank account in Australia
We are open to receiving applications on programs and activities 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
We cannot fund:
- 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 1.7 million Australian homes and businesses every day. Our footprint spans across various parts of eastern and northern Australia: