ENGIE Partners

FareShare

Victoria

Every year, two million Australians will experience hunger. Over the same period, for every Australian 200 kilograms of food is wasted.

FareShare rescues surplus quality food from supermarkets, farmers and other businesses and with the help of 600 volunteers, makes it into more than 20,000 free nutritious meals per week for Victorian charities.

With the support of ENGIE, FareShare has extended the organisation’s reach into the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland areas. It now provides 80,000 meals per year to those in need, via 13 local distribution agencies, such as Gippsland Christian Church - Community Care Arm; Enjoy Church; The Salvation Army-Morwell; St Vincent de Paul-Traralgon; Mirboo North Christian Centre, and Leongatha Veterans Welfare Centre. Future partners include the Sale Salvation Army and The Smith Family’s programs at Kurnai College.

www.fareshare.net.au

Operation Flinders

Victoria and South Australia

Operation Flinders is a world-leading wilderness adventure program for young people at risk. The program takes participants aged between 14 and 18 on an eight-day exercise in the far northern Flinders Ranges, providing an opportunity for participants to break away from their past and grow as valued members of the community with a new direction in life.

Teams trek 100km through the Flinders Ranges as part of a program aimed at developing personal attitudes of self esteem, leadership, motivation, teamwork and responsibility. Each year, we assist in sending five teams on the program.

ENGIE and Simply Energy support 3 South Australian-based teams of young people to experience Operation Flinders, and we have expanded support to an additional 2 teams from the Latrobe Valley in Victoria.

To achieve this, we were very pleased to partner with the 5 Latrobe Valley Rotary Clubs (Moe, Morwell, Hazelwood, Traralgon and Traralgon central), to share the costs of the expeditions, the travel and logistics, and additional support where needed for those candidates that qualify for Peer Group Mentor training after their camp.

In addition, the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Learning, via its Flexible Learning Option campus in Morwell, is a key Partner in facilitating the selection of candidates, all associated administration, pre-expedition training, travel to and from SA, and where appropriate, assisting with Peer Group Mentor ongoing support.


www.operationflinders.org.au

The Smith Family 

Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia

The Smith Family has a long history of helping disadvantaged young Australians to succeed at school, so they can create a better future for themselves. Learning for Life is The Smith Family’s child sponsorship program which is currently providing long-term educational support to 38,000 disadvantaged students across Australia. The program supports students from preschool to tertiary studies, giving students the assistance they need to stay engaged in their education and then move on to further study or work.

Learning for Life works in three key ways - providing financial support for essential educational items like school uniforms, excursions and stationery, personalised support from a Smith Family Coordinator, and access to a range of out-of-school learning and mentoring programs.

Learn more at:             
www.thesmithfamily.com.au

The Ice Meltdown Project

Victoria

The ICE Meltdown Project (TIMP) was founded by Janice Ablett and created by community-minded people with empathy and concern about addiction issues in society.

They felt that addicts needed support with ongoing care. TIMP believes in education and support of the family/carers is a priority, with the knowledge that the behaviour is due to the chemical changes in the brain from drug use, and to prepare families for when the addict wants to embrace recovery.

www.icemeltdown.org.au

Mobile Science Education

South Australia

MSE provides the largest range of science incursions for schools, holiday programs and public events in South Australia. It is high-quality education that comes to the student and is not just entertaining but engaging.

Integrated with curriculum-linked tours of our power station at Pelican Point, MSE adds value for teachers and students alike.

www.mobilescienceeducation.com.au

Kempe (Read the Play)

South Australia

Read the Play is a mental health literacy program designed for the junior levels of sports clubs. It imparts information about mental illness through engaging young players in fun and interactive games, thereby helping to remove the stigma of mental health issues and increase help-seeking behaviour.

The aim of the program’s 75-minute sessions is to help players understand mental health problems, where to go for help, feel more confident in seeking help and to support each other’s mental wellbeing. We have partnered with Read the Play to expand their program into the Mt Gambier and Millicent areas of South Australia where our Snuggery peaking plant and Canunda Wind Farm are located.

www.readtheplay.org.au

Gippsland Power Football Club

Victoria

The Power has been a partner of ENGIE for 18 seasons. We provide the funding to operate transport on training nights from remote towns to and from Morwell, to run buses for away games, to provide overnight accommodation at regional and metropolitan games, subsidise fuel costs and player club fees, provide meals and drinks for players, conduct pre-season camps as well as for facility development and maintenance.

Since the TAC competition’s inception, 97 Gippsland Power players have been drafted into the AFL and the club enjoys a special place in the heart of the community.

Facebook - Gippsland Power Football Club

Gippsland Swimming

Victoria

Gippsland Swimming strives to administer, promote and encourage learn to swim, water safety and competitive swimming programs. The association comprises swimming clubs from south eastern Victoria, working as a team to provide professionally organised events throughout the year so that swimmers of all ages have the opportunity to improve.

www.gippslandswimming.org.au

Latrobe Valley Baseball Association

Victoria

The Latrobe Valley Baseball Association has been supported for 20 seasons, facilitating the expansion of the league across the region and providing new opportunities for children and families to participate in a different sporting activity.

www.latrobevalley.baseball.com.au

Rockingham Local Drug Action Group

Western Australia

Rockingham Local Drug Action Group’s harm minimisation approach focuses on three priority population groups: community, parents/families and young people. Funding provided by LDAG supports and resources hundreds of programs, projects and activities that aim to provide factual information on alcohol and other drugs from a health and social perspective, deliver prevention-focused activities, and monitor and respond to local issues and trends regarding health and social aspects of alcohol and other drug-related harms.

www.localdrugaction.com.au

Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Sanctuary

Western Australia

Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Sanctuary is a not-for-profit, independent conservation organisation working to conserve black cockatoos by rehabilitating injured birds for release back into the wild, revegetating areas of degraded bushland and educating the community.

www.blackcockatoorecovery.com

Balvidis Children’s Forest

Western Australia

Balvidis Children’s Forest is a 49-hectare public reserve located about 50km south of Perth and is managed for the conservation of native plants and animals. During the past 12 years, the local children and volunteers have helped the park develop from an old farm pasture block to a popular amenity that they now manage in partnership with the City of Rockingham.

www.baldivis-childrens-forest.com.au

City of Kwinana local school
festival day – Freakfest

Western Australia

Freakfest is an annual combination of entertainment, information and competitions.

www.livekwinana.com.au

City of Rockingham - Castaways Sculpture Innovation Award

Western Australia

The council’s Castaways Sculpture Innovation Award is an annual art competition that combines the theme of recycling and environmental awareness with the creative re-use of materials and innovative sculpture.

The exhibition highlights two areas of great importance to the City: providing and supporting arts and cultural opportunities for residents and raising the profile of recycling and environmental sustainability.

www.rockingham.wa.gov.au

Grange Surf Life Saving Club

South Australia

Grange SLSC ensures that thousands of visitors to Grange beach return home safely.

During summer months, Grange Surf Life Saving Club provides an essential and highly visible voluntary service along six kilometres of one of Adelaide’s most beautiful and busiest stretches of beach – from Henley to Tennyson.

Surf lifesaving exists to save lives. At the beach, a lifesaving rescue relies on split second decisions and high levels of fitness and endurance. We are committed to helping reduce the coastal drowning rate by 50% by 2020.

www.grangeslsc.asn.au

Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club

Western Australia

Secret Harbour is one of Australia’s longest patrolled stretches of coastline and the local surf lifesaving club has a proud tradition of saving lives for more than 30 years.

It is also ensuring this will continue with lifesavers for the future through its Nippers and Youth Engagement programs.

www.secretharbourslsc.com

Other Victorian Partnerships


Morwell Park Primary School & Kurnai Secondary College

‘Human Powered Vehicle’ RACV Energy Breakthrough Teams


Morwell Neighbourhood House


Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House


Gippsland Primary Schools Sports Camp


The Latrobe City Council Children’s Traffic School


Churchill Neighbourhood Centre


Traralgon Apex Club Portsea Camp