Essential Communities

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At Essential Energy we look after the poles and wires that deliver electricity to 95 per cent of regional, rural and remote NSW and parts of southern Qld.

The electricity we deliver powers the homes, hospitals, schools, businesses and services that form our communities. 

But we’re more than poles and wires. We’re also about empowering local groups who contribute so much to their communities and that’s why we’ve launched our Essential Communities Program, which provides funding opportunities to community groups across our network area.

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Community Hall Program

Our Community Hall Program will form a part of Essential Communities – with the purpose of giving back to the local halls that make up the social fabric of regional, rural and remote NSW and provide a valuable venue for the provision of localised services for their surrounding areas. Read more about this program. 

Community Support Program

Our Community Support program forms part of our Essential Communities Sponsorship Program. The Community Support stream of funding offers grants to community groups who make a difference in their local community. Read more about this program. 

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Register for email updates on our Essential Communities program.

We have more exciting things on the way for Essential Communities, with other streams of funding available in the future.

To stay up to date with the Essential Communities program simply fill in the Essential Communities notification form. We will keep you informed through email alerts as details on the program are released.