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At Essential Energy we're more than poles and wires. We're also about empowering our local communities. But we need your help to decide where support is needed most, especially this year when we all need to support each other a little more.

Our Community Choices Program lets you vote for charities, registered not-for-profit groups and community groups that most deserve a little boost — we are providing $175,000 in grants across 20 zones in our network area.

There are a range of grants available in each of the 20 zones, ranging from $600 to $2,500. The value of each grant is determined by the number of community votes a nominated group receives. Community voting will take place after nominations close and submitted nominations have been reviewed by Essential Energy.

Groups can nominate themselves directly or if you know of a group making a positive impact in your community, nominate them! To nominate, you’ll need to:

  • Take the time to read through the program Terms and Conditions and FAQs to make sure the group you’re nominating is eligible
  • Have the group's details ready including the group's ABN (if any), postal address and details of the main contact
  • Obtain details on what the grant will be spent on if the group is successful
  • Let the group know you are nominating them for the Essential Energy Community Choices program. If you’re unsure on how to complete the nomination on behalf of a group, save the nomination and send through the email you receive with the link to your saved nomination to the group so that they may assist

Note: Groups can only be nominated once per zone. If you do not work at or represent the group you’re nominating, an email will be sent to the group contact with the nomination details including your contact details.

If you need help during the nomination process please email our grants partner Good2Give at

Nominations close at . Choose a cause that counts and nominate today.

Visit Essential Energy’s Community Choices program page for additional information.