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ActewAGL opens applications for the 2024 Community Grants program, offering grants of up to $20,000 per organisation.

08 May 2024

ActewAGL has proudly announced the commencement of its 2024 Community Grants program. Open to community groups, not-for-profits and charitable organisations, ActewAGL’s program provides grants of up to $20,000 each to support impactful projects across the region.

As a continuation of its longstanding commitment to the local community, ActewAGL is inviting eligible organisations to submit applications for initiatives focused on innovation, environmental sustainability, support for at-risk populations and community engagement.

"We welcome the opportunity to give back to our community in a meaningful way," said Rachael Turner, General Manager of ActewAGL Retail. "Over the course of many years, ActewAGL has supported hundreds of incredible causes. At the heart of our ActewAGL Community Grants program lies a strong commitment to caring for the local community and all those within it.”  

“We are extremely proud to open our annual program for 2024 and support another group of local organisations doing amazing work to build a brighter tomorrow."

The impact ActewAGL’s Community Grants program has had on the community in previous years is evident through a broad range of projects, including nature walks to promote mental health, a safe shelter to help disadvantaged women, a sanctuary dedicated to rehabilitating injured Australian wildlife and support for assistance dogs to improve the quality of life for children with special needs.

St John's Care, a 2023 recipient of an ActewAGL Community Grant, provides emergency relief, support and programs to individuals facing low-income and social disadvantage. "Receiving this grant and being able to set up our community and training room means we can provide life-changing support for our clients who would otherwise need to travel interstate," explains Robbie Speldewinde, Operations Manager. "This support includes video medical appointments, case conferences and development of employment opportunities."

Environmental conservation organisation, Landcare ACT, received an ActewAGL Community Grant to launch its Women in Nature program. "This is a fantastic way for Landcare ACT to bring the well-established benefits of nature connection for mental health, wellbeing and social connection to Canberran women," says Karissa Preuss, CEO of Landcare ACT. "This support from ActewAGL will allow the Women in Nature program to provide a safe space for women and gender diverse people to connect with nature and each other, offering supported nature connection activities run by a trained facilitator and building on the demonstrated success of our Wellbeing through Nature program."

2023 Community Grant recipients included:

  • Karinya House
  • Boys to the Bush
  • Wildbark Woodland Sanctuary
  • Smart Pups Australia
  • Canberra Environment Centre
  • St John's Care
  • Community Home Australia
  • Landcare ACT
  • ACT Mental Health Consumer Network Inc.
  • Endeavour Industries Goulburn
  • Kippax Uniting Church

Applications for ActewAGL's 2024 Community Grants program open on 1 May 2024 and close 30 June 2024.

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