TransGrid partners with communities in Yass and Snowy Valley

12/01/2017


TransGrid announces new community partnerships in Yass and Snowy Valley

TransGrid is proud to announce the latest grant recipients through its Community Partnerships Program, which will give close to $50,000 in funding to community groups across Yass and the Snowy Valley region.

Now in its sixth year, TransGrid's Community Partnerships Program has provided more than $400,000 to community groups and not-for-profit organisations across NSW.

Ten community groups have been selected to receive funds in the latest round of grants, which invited community groups across the Yass and Snowy Valley region in late 2016 to apply for funding to support local community initiatives. The successful community groups include:

  • Yass Valley Council – Oak Hill Aboriginal Place Scarred Trees Display Area
  • Adelong Public School – Classroom kitchen
  • Batlow Search and Rescue – Emergency equipment
  • Cycle Tumbarumba – Trail building tools
  • National Heart Foundation of Australia (N.S.W. Division) – Jump Rope for Heart Program
  • Murrumbateman Scouts – Electrical installation at Scout Hall
  • Tumut Men's Shed – Electrical upgrade
  • Tumut Youth Council – Youth Week Skate and BMX events
  • Vine Community Foodcare Yass – Improvements to Foodcare facilities
  • Yass Interact and Rotaract – Community mental health awareness program

TransGrid Community Engagement Specialist Melissa Maurer said the Community Partnerships Program focuses on giving back to communities by supporting local initiatives which improve health, education, safety or the environment.

"The Community Partnerships Program is part of our ongoing commitment to help build lasting relationships with local communities in areas where TransGrid assets are located, being built, or upgraded," Ms Maurer said.

"Each applicant had to demonstrate how their initiative would provide a lasting or tangible benefit to the community," she said. "We are so proud to be supporting such a wide range of community initiatives across Yass and the Snowy Valley region."

For further information about TransGrid's Community Partnerships Program, including future rounds of funding, visit www.transgrid.com.au/partnerships.

TransGrid operates the high voltage network in NSW and the ACT, connecting generators, distributors and major end users.