Snowy Hydro is a long-time major supporter of communities and is proud to announce that the second round of the 2023 Snowy Hydro Community Grants Program is now open. 

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to support projects, local festivals, events and initiatives that benefit the local communities of the Snowy Mountains and surrounds.

In the first round of Snowy Hydro’s Community Grants Program earlier this year, there were more than 45 grant applications, with a total of $143,000 of funding distributed to 20 successful applicants.

The grants are available to a varied range of community groups, events and initiatives that align with Snowy Hydro’s four community commitment pillars of education and development, health and wellbeing, regional capacity building and environment.

Snowy Hydro CEO Dennis Barnes said “Snowy is proud of our ongoing commitment to communities and is pleased to provide positive, lasting outcomes and opportunities to the regions in which we live, work and serve.” 

“If you have a project, activity or event that benefits the local communities of the Snowy Mountains and surrounds, I encourage you to check your eligibility and apply!” Dennis said.

In order to be eligible for a grant, each application has to undergo a diligent assessment process to maintain consistency and transparency across the program. Before applying, please ensure your application aligns with Snowy Hydro’s Community Commitment Pillars and grant selection criteria. 

The proposed project or event should respond to a community need, provide tangible benefits to the community, strengthen the community by providing opportunities, demonstrate strong governance, foster strong and sustainable partnerships within the community and return value for investment. Importantly, applicant groups must be located within the Snowy Monaro or Snowy Valleys LGAs, or Corryong, Victoria, be a non-profit group or organisation that holds an Australian Business Number (ABN) and align with Snowy Hydro’s Values. All applications are to be submitted online via the online form, found on the Snowy Hydro website.

Applications for round 2 of the Snowy Hydro Community Grants Program must be received by Friday 15 October. Following the evaluation period, applicants will be advised of the outcome by 30 November 2022.

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