Community grants round 6 recipients

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We’re pleased to announce the latest recipients of our community grants, with five organisations receiving a well-deserved boost to their funding.

Each year we award up to $250,000 in grants and donations as part of our community development program to worthy not-for-profit organisations that address social disadvantage or environmental sustainability.

The latest groups to receive up to $20,000 funding from Alinta Energy are:

  • The Shoreline Foundation Ltd (site)
  • Rottnest Foundation Inc (site)
  • Live to Tell Your Story Inc (site)
  • Gunawirra (site)
  • Chelsea Community Support Services (site)

Read below to find out more details about why these organisations were picked.

The Shoreline Foundation – Shoreline program expansion to Perth, WA

Shoreline is known for its school-based traineeships (SBT), offering educational and employment pathways for First Nations students. They are planning to use the grant to expand their SBT program to Western Australia, funding traineeships for two Clontarf Aboriginal College students this year.

Rottnest Foundation Inc – Rottnest Woodland Restoration and Expansion project

The Rottnest Foundation, dedicated to protecting the habitat of Rottnest Island (Wadjemup) in WA, is putting its grant towards revegetation of the island’s woodlands. Alinta Energy employees based in Perth will be able to participate in tree planting as part of the project.

Live to Tell Your Story Inc – Djinda Ngardak 4 WITS project

Based in South Guildford, Live to Tell Your Story Inc (also called Prepare Produce Provide) supports vulnerable youth in WA. They have put their grant towards a youth participation event held at the 2023 World Indigenous Tourism Summit (WITS) in Perth.

Gunawirra – Art therapy to heal Jarjum children

Community-led organisation Gunawirra works to improve health and educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Their grant will help to supply a range of art tools to around 60 pre-school children – many of them First Nations – who were affected by flooding in Lismore.

Chelsea Community Support Services – ‘Taking Control’ financial capability program

Providing emergency relief and social support for the Chelsea area of Melbourne. Their grant is going to good use to improve people’s financial and overall wellbeing through a series of workshops for 72 participants. The program includes assistance from a qualified support worker who can provide one-on-one advice and post-program support as needed.

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