Consultation plays a key role in helping us to gain a greater understanding of the Illawarra community’s opinions, priorities and expectations.

Community Grants Program

EnergyAustralia Tallawarra provides community funding for local initiatives that will deliver sustainable benefits to the Illawarra region.

EnergyAustralia has two priority areas for grant funding. These are:

  • Education: Funding aimed at promoting education and knowledge acquisition. This can include programs with a social or environmental focus and organisations which support career or skill development. 
  • Social inclusion: Funding aimed at facilitating social inclusion. This is aimed at initiatives that support community cohesion and inclusion for all.  It can include such things as men's sheds, upgrading communal facilities, improving local amenities and supporting vulnerable community members.  

You can read stories about our community grant recipients on the EnergyAustralia blog.

How to apply for a community grant

The 2020 grants round is now closed.

Congratulations to our 2020 Tallawarra Power Station Community Grant recipients.

Recipient Summary
Sir David Martin  Foundation The Triple Care Farm is a residential rehabilitation program giving vulnerable young Australians, aged 16 to 24, a safe place to get well from drug and alcohol addiction and prepare for new social and educational opportunities.
Hayes Park Public School

Funding to support the school to create an Aboriginal Yarning Garden circle as a cultural learning space to promote aboriginal education and enables purposeful and authentic learning opportunities to improve the level of knowledge and understanding surrounding Aboriginal practices and culture

Illawarra Homeless Coordination  Services

The Service provides specialist support to people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of experiencing homelessness. On a monthly average, 850 people use the laundry service. Funding has been provided to purchase 1 X 9kg front loading washing machine and 1 X 9kg Front loading heat pump dryer.

Top Blokes Foundation

The program will engage 24 disadvantaged and at-risk young men aged 14-17 years who have been identified by their school welfare co-ordinator as being at risk of not reaching their potential.
The Junior Top Blokes Mentoring Program is a direct response to the   current trends of anti-social behaviour, community isolation and higher incidences of mental health issues among males aged 14-17. To address these issues, this 6 month peer-mentoring and social education program (facilitated by qualified youth development workers aged under 30) targets 14-17 year old males in high schools and consist of weekly 2 hour interactive workshops exploring a number of themes.

Kind Hearts Illawarra These funds will be used to purchase back packs and hygiene items for men. Also plates, bowls and cups to serve food.
Kind Hearts Illawarra is a small not for profit charity that provides support to our communities, most vulnerable. They run an outreach for those in need in the Illawarra. The outreach is set up in MacCabe Park Wollongong every Thursday night and feed 60-100.

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Community liaison group

We recognise that we have a responsibility to consult with and support the local Illawarra community. Our Community Liaison Group engages with the community on a regular basis.