In the community
We want to ensure we make a positive impact on the communities that we serve. So, throughout the year we provide around $500,000 in financial support to a number of charitable and community organisations in the regions where we supply our natural gas services.
Hutt St Centre for the Homeless is a South Australian organisation that helps people facing homelessness rebuild their lives. Each year, the Centre serves around 50,000 meals and offers social work and support services to nearly 2,000 people. We were privileged to be able to support the work of the Hutt St Centre by providing a cash donation to assist with their gas, electricity and water bills.
As the largest hunger relief organisation in South Australia, Foodbank SA provides a vital service by rescuing edible but surplus foods from the country’s farmers, manufacturers and retailers, and redistributing it to hundreds of charities and schools across the state. As a non-profit organisation, Foodbank SA relies on financial contributions from the public and corporate sector, and we have been very proud to support their efforts.
We also support the Science and Engineering Challenge which is a nationwide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with communities, Rotary clubs, universities and sponsors. The Challenge is designed to inspire high school students to study science and engineering at a senior level and to increase their awareness of related careers. Over the year, we were also able to support many other community groups, including the South Australian State Theatre Company, University of South Australia, Leukaemia Foundation, Cancer Council, the Port Adelaide and Sturt football clubs, and a number of other charitable organisations.