Community Choices Program

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Even the biggest hearts need a little boost and Essential Energy is proud to give back to our real local heroes and the grassroots organisations which support communities through our Community Choices Program.

In 2021 we provided $175,000 in grants available across 20 zones in our network area, with funding of up to $2,500 per successful group. We also introduced a new category for groups located in small communities with populations less than 20,000. There were 10 prizes of $500 for the groups who receive the highest votes in this category. The value of each grant was determined by the number of community votes a nominated group received.

We are pleased to announce our Community Choices Champions for 2021. Check out our Champions in your area.

Thanks to everyone who supported their local community groups by voting in our Community Choices program.

In 2022 we are introducing some exciting new changes for our Community Choices Program. Register here to be the first to know when nominations will open.

Resources for Community Choices Champions

Choices Champions resources are located on the Champions page. Here you’ll be able to check out past champions stories and find resources for existing champions. We encourage Champions to use the I’m a Community Choices Champion artwork across their social media channels and online communications to share the good news with local communities. Don’t forget to tag Essential Energy in any posts.

Stay up to date

Register here to stay up to date with the Community Choices program and latest news.

Related information

Community Choices zone map 
Frequently Asked Questions
Customer Voting Terms and Conditions
Essential Communities Program
2021 Community Choices Champions
2020 Community Choices Champions
2020 Community Choices final voting tally
2019 Community Choices Program winners