Community groups reap rewards for hard work

Twenty-one community groups have been rewarded for their hard work with grants from the 2016 Energex Community and Sustainability Fund.

To acknowledge their efforts, representatives from the successful groups were presented with their grants and a certificate at an event at Energex’s Eagle Farm Distribution Centre today.

Energex CEO Terry Effeney congratulated the recipients and encouraged them to continue their outstanding community and sustainability work.

“The beauty of this program is the diversity of the groups we are able to assist with these grants. This year we have schools, women’s refuge’s, emergency services , animal welfare groups and sports clubs all benefiting from the program,” he said.

“Since the program began in 2011, Energex has awarded more than $600,000 in grants to more than 250 groups as its way of thanking them for their hard work in the community.”

Among the proposed uses for the grants in this round are new street signs to ensure the safety of students crossing a road, ongoing work with victims of domestic violence and a number of community gardens to promote healthy eating.

Mr Effeney said it was fitting the event was held at Eagle Farm, which is where Energex’s team works to recycle old infrastructure and sell it on to fund the grants program.

“The reason these grants are available is because of the hard work the team does here at Eagle Farm to on sell the recycled materials,” he said.

“Energex is very proud of the program and we are pleased to have been able to assist so many wonderful organisations both today and previously.”

Community groups are urged to monitor the Energex website to stay up to date with the program and its next round.