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.
This year we have $175,000 in grants available across 20 zones in our network area, with funding of
up to $2,500 per successful group.
We need your help to decide where support is needed most. You can have your say by nominating and
voting for charities, registered not-for-profit groups and community groups that most deserve a
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.
This year we have a new category for groups located in small communities with a population less than 20,000.
There will be 10 prizes of $500 for the groups who receive the highest votes in the Small Communities category.
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! The nomination process takes around ten minutes. To nominate, you’ll need to:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations close at . Choose a cause that counts and nominate today.
Visit Essential Energy’s Community Choices program page for additional information.
Please tick if you agree to the program terms and conditions
Note this must be selected in order to proceed with the nomination.