Transmission network lends a hand to locals

Transmission network lends a hand to locals
TransGrid Community Partnership Program recipients Wagga Wagga High School

Now in its fourth year, TransGrid’s Community Partnership Program has donated close to $200,000 to community groups and not-for-profit organisations across New South Wales.
This year, Wagga Wagga and Albury were selected due to planned work in the region, to apply for funding under the annual program. Seven groups from across the two areas received funding, with the transmission network’s community engagement manager Paul Johnson saying it’s programs like this that build strong relationships between utilities and consumers.
More than $50,000 was provided to local community groups, high schools, a volunteer bushfire brigade and a football club as part of this year’s program, with the Eunony Bush Fire Brigade, Wagga Wagga High School and the Country Hope Trust among the recipients.
Organisations had to demonstrate how their initiative would provide a lasting or tangible benefit to the community, with preference given to initiatives that improve or promote public health or welling, health, education or the environment.
“It is a fantastic opportunity to be able to assist these worthwhile programs and initiatives in both Wagga Wagga and Albury,” Mr Johnson said.