A total of $10,000 has been made available through the EnergyAustralia Hallett Community Grants program.
Its grant program is to support community projects and initiatives in the Jamestown and Burra regions.
Last year there were six recipients in total including Jamestown Hydrotherapy Pool that used the funds to purchase a wheeled shower chair to assist clients with limited mobility; Little Jimmies secured materials and storage equipment for a community-style playgroup session.
Another grant recipient, Booborowie Primary School, used the funds to purchase school iPads.
School principal Anne Heinrich said the technology helped to empower students with special learning needs to work more independently and offers more ways for them to communicate their learning.
“Our students use this technology daily to create story books, short movies and projects using different apps that they often show at assemblies. Without the grant we would not have been able to fund this resource for our students,” Ms Heinrich said.
EnergyAustralia’s Hallett asset leader Mike Clee, said EnergyAustralia and the team at the Hallett power station recognise the importance of supporting neighbouring communities.
“This will be the second year of our community grants program and we’re confident there will be another surge of great ideas and worthy projects we can support,” Mr Clee said.
Each year grants are awarded based on a project’s potential to benefit the Jamestown and Burra regions in two key areas: education and social inclusion.
• Education: Funding aimed at promoting education and knowledge acquisition. This can include programs with a social or environmental focus and organisations which support career or skill development.
• Social inclusion: Funding aimed at facilitating social inclusion.
These initiatives support community cohesion and can include such things as men’s sheds, upgrading communal facilities, improving local amenities and supporting vulnerable community members.
Applications for the EnergyAustralia Hallett Community Grant will close at 5pm on Friday, November 24 with recipients announced in December.
For more information on the grant or to download an application form visit www.energyaustralia.com.au/hallett or email the Hallett team on Hallett@energyaustralia.com.au