Community Partnerships Program Success Stories


In 2014, we rolled out our Community Partnerships Program in Tamworth and the Cooma- Monaro region, while in 2015 we targeted Albury and Wagga Wagga. So far in 2016 we have targeted Taree and Coffs Harbour. ​

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Coffs Harbour

Boambee East Community Centre

Supplies purchased for an arts program for children.

Australian Red Cross

Funding provided to educate migrants and refugees on how to use emerging technology for educational, parenting, health and employment purposes.

Sawtell Surf Lifesaving Club

A contribution towards a vehicle for beach patrols as well as transporting equipment.

Orara Valley RiverCare

Signage to identify the fish species and water bugs found in the river and how they help to inform us about river health.

Coffs Regional Community Gardens

Funding provided for a sustainable outdoor kitchen to bring the community together.

Sawtell Amateur Swim Club

Funding provided for the Club to purchase an electric scoreboard. The scoreboard will show the times swam including the swimmer's personal bests.​​

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Taree

Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services

Funding provided for a secure shed to house equipment for a community garden and to renovate a laundromat for the homeless.

Manning Valley Push for Palliative 

Funding provided to loan essential equipment needed for home based care and support.

Taree Rotary Club

Shade sails for the children’s play area.

Taree Rural Fire Brigade 

Kitchen upgrades to prepare meals for volunteers.

Tinonee Soccer Club

Has increased security at their clubhouse through the installation of lighting. 

Koalas in Care

Essential Koala Recovery Resource Kit purchased so they can continue to provide a 24 hour rescue service for Koalas. 


Tamworth

Tamworth Meals on Wheels

Able to purchase new equipment to assist the organisation’s 300 volunteers.

Tamworth Power Station Museum

Updated their website to allow their extensive collection to be viewed online.

Coo​ma

Bredbo Tennis Club

Constructed a new practice board and purchased additional equipment for the club.

“It is quite exciting for this club to receive funding. We would like to thank TransGrid for the funding and support they have provided to the club,” club secretary, Louise Barron said.

Colinton Rural Fire Brigade

Updated their volunteer rest area, including a new outdoor table, benches and base for BBQ equipment to rest on.

“Our firefighters are sometimes on stand-by for days at a time. The barbecue area will make their job just a bit more pleasant. It will also be an asset during our regular monthly training days, said Brigade captain, Graham Povey”

Cooma Challenge

Purchased specialised sporting equipment to be used by children with special needs as part of the ongoing program provided by the not-for-profit organisation.

Cooma North Preschool

Purchased a shade sail and mature trees to provide shade for the preschool’s playground area.

Cooma Public School

Sourced professional dance teachers that instructed the school’s 220 students on modern dance.
“We are very grateful for the funding that TransGrid provided and the opportunity it gave to our students.” Assistant Principal, Sean Smith.

Cooma YMCA

Rolled out their female youth safety campaign Plan Safe, Stay Safe Program.

Lambie Street Preschool

Engaged consultants to review their current literacy program and provided training to staff and parents on how to make reading enjoyable for their children. The Preschool was also able to purchase new reading materials and update existing in-class resources.

Monaro Early Intervention Service

Undertook renovations of their therapy cottage including an update of kitchen, laundry and essential electrical work.

Monaro High School

Were able to purchase materials associated with the construction of their new indoor centre.


Albury

Country Hope Trust

Five split system units and approximately 5 kW Solar Panel systems installed to affordably cool and heat the Centre’s function rooms, play areas, therapy and counselling rooms.

Albury-Wodonga Rugby Union Football Club

Funding was provided to upgrade the unsafe pedestrian areas directly in front of the canteen and change rooms.

Petaurus Education Working Group

A mobile resource unit was upgraded to deliver practical and engaging energy, water and safety programs to schools and community events.

James Fallon High School P&C

Funding provided for shaded seating area and plants for the school including an irrigation system.


Wagga Wagga

Country Hope Trust

Funding provided for an annual 6 day holiday camp for children diagnosed with cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

Eunony Bush Fire Brigade

Funding provided to upgrade the Brigade’s manual hose reel attached to the fire truck as well as to install a fridge for water bottles in the truck.

Petaurus Education Working Group

A mobile resource unit was upgraded to deliver practical and engaging energy, water and safety programs to schools and community events.

Lake Albert Bush Fire Brigade

A pole mounted double-sided changeable letter sign was erected outside the fire station to pass information relevant to the key safety risks experienced throughout the year to the community.

Wagga Wagga High School

Funding provided for a program to assist year 8 and 9 girls at the high school to address behavioural and/or emotional issues that hinder personal perceptions and growth.