One of the ways TransGrid contributes to and makes a difference in the communities in which we work is through our Community Partnerships Program. Established in 2012, the grassroots program has delivered almost $250,000 in grants to support local communities by providing funding for initiatives in areas where our infrastructure is located, being built or upgraded. This program forms part of our ongoing commitment to help build genuine partnerships and have a positive impact in the community, now and into the future.
Due to planned work in Wagga Wagga and Albury, we opened applications to not-for-profit and community organisations in these regions for our 2015 program. We were pleased to receive an overwhelming response to our call for applications from a wide range of organisations in both Wagga Wagga and Albury.
In their applications, organisations had to demonstrate how their initiative will provide a lasting or tangible benefit to the community. Preference to applications was then given to initiatives which improve or promote at least one of the following areas:
After careful consideration, we are pleased to announce that the following organisations have been selected to receive funding in Wagga Wagga:
Country Hope Trust (Wagga Wagga and Albury) who provide financial and emotional support to families in Southern NSW who have a child with cancer or other life threatening illnesses.
Eunony Bush Fire Brigade
Wagga Wagga High School – Funding was provided to the School's Chicktionary program. The program is specifically designed to target girls in Yr 8 and Yr 9 at the high school to address behavioural and/or emotional issues that hinder personal perceptions and growth.
Lake Albert Bush Fire Brigade
Petaurus Education Working Group Inc. (Wagga Wagga and Albury) who provide educational services to schools and the community focusing on environmental, cultural, social and economic outcomes by connecting kids to their region.