We are empowering local community groups to make a difference. Each year we give grants of up to $5000 to 6 projects or programs that help disadvantaged Tasmanians.

Community groups can apply for these grants when they open by proposing their ideas that will make a real difference in their community group or project.

Our Community Grants: Round Three has now closed.

Thank you to all applicants who applied, grants will be awarded by mid-July. If you have any questions regarding your application, email community@auroraenergy.com.au

Congratulations to our 2018 grant recipients!

Starting Point Neighbourhood House

Starting Point Neighbourhood House (formerly Ravenswood Neighbourhood House) offers a range of educational and recreational programs and events for all ages. We will help them to buy a reliable second-hand manual car (that meets ANCAP safety standards) to help people learn to drive. Sometimes it is hard to get the compulsory practice when you don’t have access to a car, or the money to pay for enough lessons to get the log book hours, and this is a practical way to help people get their Ps.

 

West Moonah Community House

The West Moonah Community Preschool provides a quality, inclusive program consistent with the Early Years Learning Framework. Our grant will pay for three preschool sessions each week across four terms, will special preference for children living in foster care, in child protection or living at The Hobart Women’s Shelter.

 

St Helens District High School Association

Our grant will pay for an 18-month Cooking for Life program. The program will provide students with basic cooking skills, learn aspects of the five food groups and the importance of macro and micro nutrients. The program aims to reduce the incidence of chronic disease among the students and their families through healthy diet and exercise.

 

Community Housing Limited

Community Housing Ltd (CHL) is a not-for-profit that offers low-cost rental properties. We will give CHL a grant to fund two education scholarships that target 12-18 year-olds living in a CHL property in low socio-economic suburbs of Mayfield, Mowbray, Ravenswood, Rocherlea and Waverly in Launceston.

 

Giant Steps Tasmania

Giant Steps Tasmania is the only Autism-specific school in Tasmania; it was set up in 1996 by a group of parents with autistic children to create a suitable educational environment and therapeutic facility. With the Aurora grant, Giant Steps will buy Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices, for people with Autism who are non-verbal or have difficulty communicating.

 

Housing Choices Tasmania

Housing Choices Tasmania (HCT) is a not-for-profit affordable housing provider that owns and/or manages approximately 1,460 affordable homes state-wide for Tasmanians on low incomes. Our grant will deliver a 16-week Home Ready Tips program, which supports communities with low-incomes in East Devonport to learn new skills, including energy efficiency, reducing grocery bills, and healthy cooking and cleaning tips.