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Helping communities thrive through Jemena Community Grants

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18 October, 2023

Fifteen grassroots community organisations providing food relief, outreach services for vulnerable people, sustainability projects and other community services will share in $150,000 through Jemena’s 2023 Community Grants program.

This year’s grant recipients announced today were selected from almost 150 applicants within Jemena’s electricity and gas distribution areas in Victoria and New South Wales.

Jemena Corporate Affairs General Manager Ian Israelsohn said a third of this year’s grant recipients were delivering food relief programs in response to cost of living pressures.

“We received a record number of community grant applications this year with almost 150 community organisations applying for a grant – this is more than double the 63 applications we received last year,” Mr Israelsohn said.

“With many people experiencing increased cost of living pressures over the past 12 months we saw an increase in community organisations applying for grants to support food relief programs.

“In response to this need we are pleased to support a range of community organisations to deliver food-relief programs including: a dinner night for children and young people living in public housing, a daily breakfast club for primary school students, and regular food outreach programs for vulnerable people.

“Through our environmental impact grants we are also proud to support innovative projects building greener, more sustainable local neighbourhoods and communities. This includes repair workshops through the Bower Reuse and Repair Cooperative, supporting stage two of the Restoring Ivanhoe Floodplain project in Victoria, and supporting the Urban Hum Tiny Forest in Lake Macquarie, New South Wales.”

Since the program’s launch in 2019, Jemena has awarded over $650,000 in local grants to 66 groups supporting vulnerable people, critical emergency relief, mental and physical health, education and other benefits for thousands of Australians

Learn more about the 2023 Community Grant recipients in this brochure.

2023 Jemena Community Grants recipients:

New South Wales

  • 4 Voices - $10,000
  • Arcadia Vale Public School P&C - $2,000
  • Barnardos Australia - $10,000
  • Bower Reuse and Repair Cooperative - $20,000
  • Bushlink - $10,000
  • Corrimal Public School P&C Association - $10,000
  • Early Bird Café - $10,000
  • Kind Hearts Illawarra - $10,000
  • The Groundswell Collective - $10,855

Victoria

  • Darebin Creek Management Committee - $16,000
  • Flemington Chamber of Commerce - $10,000
  • Glenroy Neighbourhood House - $10,000
  • Reading Out of Poverty (ROOP) - $10,000
  • Reservoir Cobras Cricket Club - $675
  • The Venny - $10,000

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About Jemena

Jemena is a $12.4 billion energy infrastructure company that owns and manages some of Australia's most significant gas and electricity assets. These include:

·                Jemena's Victorian electricity network which delivers electricity to over 370,000 homes and businesses in northern and western Melbourne

·                the Jemena Gas Network servicing 1.5 million customers around NSW

·                the Eastern Gas Pipeline which delivers gas from Victoria's Gippsland basin to the ACT, Sydney and regional NSW

·                the Queensland Gas Pipeline which supplies Gladstone and Rockhampton

·                the Darling Downs Pipeline System which transports gas to the Wallumbilla gas trading hub, the 630MW Darling Downs Power Station, and to the feeder pipeline to the APLNG LNG liquefaction plant at Gladstone

·                the Northern Gas Pipeline from Tennant Creek in Northern Territory to Mount Isa in Queensland. 

Jemena also part-owns the ActewAGL electricity and gas distribution networks in the ACT and United Energy, which supplies electricity to more than 600,000 customers across south-eastern Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

More information on Jemena can be found at www.jemena.com.au


Contact details:

Jemena Media Contact
Michael Pintabona

0428 742 804

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