Snowy Hydro continues its strong support for local not-for-profit organisations and community groups, with almost $150,000 distributed to 29 applicants in the second round of the 2023 community grants program.

In this round, more than 70 grant applications were received, which offered grants of up to $10,000 to support projects, local festivals, events and initiatives that benefit the local communities of the Snowy Mountains and surrounds.

The funding was distributed across the three Local Government Areas (LGAs) where our hydro regions operate. The grants support activities such as an Indigenous mentoring program; respite housing fitout, community race days, shows and large regional festivals; the creation of educational signage and murals at local museums and historical societies; along with care packages for those suffering from cancer.

The successful applications are all underpinned by Snowy Hydro’s four community commitment pillars – education and development, health and wellbeing, regional capacity building and environment. 

Each year the Snowy Hydro Community Grants Program has two rounds of funding. The first round of applications for 2024 will open in February. Please ensure your application aligns with Snowy Hydro’s Community Commitment Pillars and grant selection criteria. Each round numerous applications are received and not all will be successful. 

In order to be eligible for a grant, each application undergoes a diligent assessment process to maintain consistency and transparency across the program. Applicant groups must be located within the Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valleys or Towong LGAs, be a non-profit group or organisation holding an Australian Business Number (ABN) and align with Snowy Hydro’s Values.

Applications are to be submitted online via the Snowy Hydro website and the proposed project or event must respond to a community need, provide tangible benefits to the community, strengthen the community by providing opportunities that align with Snowy Hydro’s community commitment pillars, demonstrate strong governance, foster strong and sustainable partnerships within the community and return value for investment.

For more information about Snowy Hydro’s Community Grants Program visit: