Essential Communities

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At Essential Energy we look after the poles and wires that deliver electricity to 95 per cent of New South Wales and parts of southern Queensland.

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. Our Essential Communities Program aims to support these community groups across our network area through a range of funding opportunities, including our Community Choices and Community Support programs.

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Community Choices

Our Community Choices program lets you nominate and vote for charities, registered not-for-profit groups and community groups that most deserve a little boost — we are providing $245,000 in grants across our network area. Read more about this program.

Community Hall Program

We have some exciting changes taking place in 2022 for our Community Hall program. As a proud member of our local communities, we’re honoured to be able to support grassroots organisations like community halls who give back to their communities through our Community Choices. Read more about this program

Community Support Program

Our Community Support program forms offers grants to community groups that make a difference in their local community. Read more about this program. 

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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.