Snowy Hydro’s long-standing commitment to supporting local people and initiatives continues in 2022, with applications now open for round one of its community grants program.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for activities, projects and events that align with Snowy Hydro’s four social commitment pillars: education and development, health and wellbeing, regional capacity building and environment.

Snowy Hydro CEO Paul Broad said the aim of the grants program was to support and deliver positive and lasting outcomes for communities in the local region.

“This is very important to us because these are the communities in which we live, work and serve,” Mr Broad said. “We’re not only a major employer, operator of the mighty Snowy Scheme and provider of electricity and gas to more than 1.1 million account holders – we take our role as part of the community very seriously.

“Snowy Hydro is proud to provide grant funding opportunities to local organisations, so if you have an event or initiative that may be eligible for support, I encourage you to apply.”

The Snowy Hydro Community Grants Program has two intake periods, with the first for this year open from Tuesday 1 February until 15 March 2022. Following the evaluation period, applicants are advised of the outcome in the first week of April.

There is a second application period starting on 1 September 2022.

All applications must be received via the online form on our website, where there is more information about grants eligibility, assessment criteria and an overview of Snowy Hydro’s community commitment pillars.

Importantly, the location of the event/initiative must be within the Snowy Monaro Regional and Snowy Valleys council areas, or in Corryong, Victoria.