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 next round of Community Grants is expected to be open in the first half of 2020.

If you have any questions, email community@auroraenergy.com.au

Congratulations to our 2019 grant recipients!

Strike It Out

Strike it Out provide hot meals, swags, sleeping bags, clothing, toiletries, as well as supplying food parcels for those in emergency situations. We will help them to buy much-needed food and basic essentials to assist greater numbers in and around Launceston. Many of Strike it Out’s clients are families with children and a guaranteed feed each day during the school week will ensure young students won’t go to bed hungry.

 

The Salvation Army

McCombe House has been operating since 1978 and is a refuge for homeless women and children, particularly those escaping domestic violence. Our grant will pay for their ‘Kids being Kids’ outdoor play area including the purchase and freight of new play equipment. The play equipment will provide long-term benefits for over 50 women and their children each year.

 

CORES (COmmunity Response to Eliminating Suicide) Burnie/Wynyard Community Network

CORES provides a community capacity-building program centred upon the prevention and intervention of suicide. Our grant will fund 50 participants from the Burnie/Wynyard community to attend the critical suicide intervention training over the next 12-months. The benefits include enabling more training opportunities for family and friends whilst providing stronger support networks for those at risk of suicide.

 

Bravehearts Tasmania

Bravehearts is Australia’s leading child protection organisation working to make it the safest place in the world to raise a child. We will help them deliver personal safety skills to 800 children between 3-5 years who attend childcare, through Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure live shows. The program aims to educate children to protect themselves from sexual assault through empowering messages, recognising warning signs and seeking appropriate help.

 

Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House

Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House’s mission is to build community, support people and families and enhance participation choices. With the Aurora grant, we will assist them to deliver the ‘Healthy and Happy’ program. It is designed to teach participants a complete healthy eating lifestyle, from growing and harvesting food from their vegetable garden, to preparing and cooking healthy meals from the seasonal produce.

 

Surf Life Saving Tasmania

Surf Life Saving Tasmania is Tasmania’s major water safety and rescue authority. Our grant will part-fund the cost of a beach wheelchair that will be located at Somerset Surf Life Saving Club for public use and delivery of its special needs program. It will provide a long-term sustainable aquatic inclusion and participation strategy for people with disability, including their families and carers.