Community grants

What’s important to the people who live and work in our local communities is important to us. Through our Jemena Community Grants Program, we’re pleased to offer support to those making a real difference for others.

Our 2022 Community Grants have now closed.

Please check back here in coming weeks for recipient announcements...


2022 Community Grants Guidelines


To be eligible to apply for and receive a Jemena Community Grant, applicants must:

  • Be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation or registered charity, school or community group with an Australian Business Number (ABN);
  • Deliver an activity, event or program within 12 months of receiving the grant, within an area in which Jemena operates, and that supports the local community,
  • Agree to share activity outcomes (including photographs) with Jemena, in the form of photographs, written updates and a short acquittal upon activity completion
  • Agree to Jemena promoting you and the activity your grant supports on the Jemena Website, social media, through annual reports and other channels
  • Be open to Jemena participating in the activity and related promotional activities, and
  • Hold a current bank account in Australia in its name.

Through our 2022 Jemena Community Grants, we are seeking to support activities, programs or events that will help make a positive impact for our local communities in one or more of the following areas:

  • Environmental and/or energy sustainability
  • Innovation (e.g. digital, circular economy, social enterprises)
  • Social inclusion and reconciliation, or
  • People in need or experiencing hardship.

Our Jemena Community Grants cannot fund:

  • individuals, commercial businesses and government entities
  • activities outside of communities in which Jemena operates
  • activities which have already been completed prior to the date of funding
  • organisations or activities which do not align with Jemena’s values
  • organisations or activities which do not align with 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 or
  • activities or events which are already sponsored by government or industry.

At Jemena, we help bring energy to life for over 1.8 million Australian homes and businesses every day. Our New South Wales gas and Victorian electricity distribution network operating areas are located:

In New South Wales

Across metro Sydney and regional areas

To check if you are in Jemena’s NSW gas operating area, visit the below page and type in your suburb or postcode:

http://jemena.com.au/help-and-advice/find-my-distributor

In Victoria

Across north and north-west Melbourne

To check if you are in Jemena’s Victorian electricity operating area, visit the below website and type your address into the search bar:

www.energy.vic.gov.au/electricity/electricity-distributors

Previous recipients

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2021 Community Grants

From innovative social enterprises to foodbanks, Refugee Week celebrations, youth support programs and more. In 2021 we were delighted to award grants to 13 groups supporting sustainability, social inclusion, reconciliation, people in need and more for their communities.

Recipients: Gunawirra, CatholicCare, The Shepherd Centre, Youth Insearch, KU Greenwood Children’s Centre, Northcott, Footscray Learning Precinct, Community Tributaries, Coburg Tennis Club, Preston Neighbourhood House, Uniting Vic.Tas, Nourishing Neighbours and 300 Blankets.

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2020 Community Grants

Following the 2019/20 summer bushfires and beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 Community Grants Program supported organisations directly assisting communities through some of their most challenging social impacts, including 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.

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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.

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