We do more than deliver gas, we invest in communities
Our Community Partnerships Program is an important initiative that demonstrates our commitment to being a socially and environmentally responsible business.
We proudly support a variety of community and not-for-profit organisations across Australia providing both funding and in-kind support through opportunities for staff to volunteer. Key areas of investment include supporting those who are vulnerable, promoting diversity, environmental sustainability, education and supporting local communities. We believe in doing the right thing by our customers and the community. Volunteering is also an important part of our program and all employees are offered one volunteer leave day per year.
We offer three tiers of partnerships which includes our Flagship, Community and Staff Partnerships.
Flagship Partnerships 2021 - 2023
With a term of three years, these national partnerships allow us to work closely together to build long term relationships and deliver significant community and environmental benefits across Australia.
Angel Flight is a national charity
that provides free flights to assist rural Australians access non-emergency and specialist medical treatment that would otherwise be unavailable to them due to
because of vast distance and high travel costs.
Our support provides the funding for the cost of fuel to enable the volunteer pilots, who donate their time and aircraft, make these journeys possible.
The Clontarf Foundation believes from little things,
big things grow. The foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills,
self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips them to participate more meaningfully in society.
Our funding helps the Clontarf Foundation run these programs in all states across Australia.
Our partnership with Foodbank helps to make a positive difference
in the lives of those Australians who experience food insecurity and helps our environment to reduce our national food waste problem.
Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation whose mission is to end hunger in Australia.
We support our staff to get involved to help fight hunger.
Greening Australia is an independent not-for-profit organisation delivering environmental,
conservation and carbon offsetting programs nationally and removing the barriers to effective, large-scale conservation.
By restoring Australia’s fragile and diverse ecosystems and habitat, Greening Australia focus on restoring the local economies, helping to create healthy, productive landscapes.
Every dollar of our support will help Greening Australia to meet their 2030 vision to plant 500,000,000 native trees and shrubs.
We provide support to a broad range of state and national community organisations that align with our Vision and Values, and make a positive contribution to communities in areas our business operates. These annual partnerships include financial support and opportunities for employee involvement including community events, education and mentoring programs, and volunteering.
2022 Community Partnerships applications are now closed. If you are a community or not-for-profit organisation interested in seeking funding and/or in-kind support for 2023 or have any questions, please get in touch with CommunityPartnerships@agig.com.au.
2022 Community Partners
Ardoch is a children’s education charity focused on improving educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities. Our 2025 vision is to become Australia’s most impactful education partner supporting children in disadvantaged communities. Together we will deliver a Literacy Buddies program to improve literacy and inspire learning through the art of letter writing. Big and Little Buddies exchange letters throughout the school year, providing the Little Buddies the opportunity to practice their writing and composition skills.
We support FoodShare’s new Community Pantry initiative introduced in 2020 in response to bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic to meet the increased demand in emergency food relief services.
Funding will be used to purchase food and produce the community hampers as well as expand the catchment area and contribute towards the associated logistics to distribute the hampers.
The CQUniCares Student Success (School of Access Education) Scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to a former Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) student entering or in their first year of any undergraduate degree. AGIG has been able to offer this scholarship to a student from regional Gladstone area.
Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Limited, develop and facilitate a whole of community approach to support and enhance early childhood development and wellbeing for children from birth through to 12 years and their families in the Gladstone area.
Nearing the completion of the new Communities for Children child and family building we are supporting the fit out of the building and outdoor play area, including playground equipment, shade structures, child specific furniture and sensory play items.
Since 1957 Guide Dogs Victoria has worked to ensure people with low vision or blindness are active and involved members of the community. We do this by teaching practical skills to help children and adults reach their personal potential, regardless of when or how they became affected by low vision or blindness.
Over the next two years we will be sponsoring a Guide Dog puppy through all stages its placement and training with a client. Apart from regulator puppy updates there will be opportunities for staff in Victoria to attend puppy classes, participate in office visits and even attend a Graduation ceremony.
We will shortly be holding a puppy naming competition – we will keep you updated.
We support the important work of The Hutt St Centre in South Australia which helps people facing homelessness to rebuild their lives, without judgement. Each year Hutt St Centre serves up to 40,000 meals and offers social work and support services to nearly 2,000 people. The funding we provide is targeted towards supporting people transitioning off the street into homes, and also providing much needed meals to those in need.
A group of volunteers active in the Jane Brook Catchment in the Shire of Mundaring in Western Australia undertaking weeding, plant identification, flora and fauna surveys along with planting of local species in degraded areas. Our support will enable the woody weed removal in Bugle Tree Gully Park. Volunteers from AGIG will come and assist with planting and building bandicoot bungalows.
We support the MCCSA's Youth Engagement Program. This program delivers a range of youth led activities that supports social cohesion and builds a range of opportunities for disadvantaged young people in South Australia, including soccer training, homework support and drop in hip hop sessions.
The Multicultural Communities Council of Western Australia (MCCWA) is Perth-based Multicultural Service Provider that delivers services for people from Multicultural Communities and advocates for the rights and interests of people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Through our partnership the MCCWA will support CALD communities via information stalls in shopping centres to share services available relating to mental health.
As a Platinum Sponsor our support helps both Robogals Melbourne and Monash deliver not-for-profit STEM education programs promoting gender equality by inspiring, engaging and empowering young women into engineering and related fields.
Through the University of Newcastle, we support the Science and Engineering Challenge a STEM outreach program run throughout the schools year in Australia. The goal of the program is to challenge student’s perception of science and engineering and experience aspects of those fields that they normally would not encounter in a school environment.
Through our partnership with SHINE we support 120 girls in both the SHINE and SHIMMER programs in Geraldton, Western Australia. With a focus on building positive friendships opportunities are created for girls to create, share and build a sense of belonging.
Offering free hair-cutting and grooming for members of the community who are experiencing homelessness Short Back and Sidewalks currently operates in Western Australia, New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Victoria. They offer more than just a haircut providing meaningful connections with clients and enabling visibility for some of the most marginalised members of our communities. Our support will assist in the delivery of a new service at Boorloo Bidee Mia, representing ‘Perth pathway to housing’ in Whadjuk Noongar language, a 100 bed homelessness facility in Perth.
We proudly support the Street Chaplains in metropolitan and regional Western Australia to continue providing first aid and crisis care unconditionally to those who are vulnerable due to alcohol, drug or homelessness on the streets.
The annual Lester Prize provides an avenue for artists nationally to exhibit works of portraiture in Western Australia. The program includes exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Brookfield Place, outdoor exhibitions, big screen displays, guided tours, floor talks, outdoor pop up events amongst others, and works with Starlight Livewire at the Perth Children's Hospital, aged care residents and schools working towards making positive changes within their communities, including non-English speaking backgrounds and Indigenous groups.
The Smith Family is a national, independent children's charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. Our partnership will deliver two Learning Clubs, providing out of school support to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds keep up with their schoolwork in a safe and supportive environment.
WA Parks Foundation is the official charity partner of Western Australia’s national parks, State forests, conservation, nature and marine reserves.
Founded in October 2016, The WA Parks Foundation’s mission is to ensure our parks are conserved, understood and cared for. Capacity for conservation and connecting more people to parks depends on the generous support of corporate partners, volunteers and the community.
Their conservation estate is spectacular and covers over 31 million hectares, with 102 national parks, 17 marine parks and three World Heritage areas. The south-west of Western Australia is one of 36 globally recognised biodiversity hotspots. This rarity also means that it is one of the most at-risk reservoirs of plant and animal life in the world.
Their three main goals are to work with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, and other land managers, in protecting and enriching WA parks to develop people’s connection to and pride in our parks, and; to drive community and corporate engagement with, and support for, WA’s wonderful parks.
By connecting people to nature, The WA Parks Foundation will improve wellbeing, environmental outcomes and preserve our unique landscape for future generations.
WA Parks Foundation’s focus is to deliver projects that celebrate, protect, promote and enrich WA parks so we can all enjoy them, now and in the future.
Western Australia’s national parks and reserves are nothing short of spectacular. From the World Heritage areas at Purnululu in the East Kimberley, the Ningaloo coast and Shark Bay, to the majestic karri forests of the State’s South West, our parks are home to flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world.
We support employees in their communities and their charitable causes. As part of our Staff Partnerships Program we support staff to identify opportunities to assist their local community clubs and charities that they are affiliated with and align with our Vision and Values by providing both funding and dollar matching.
Staff are invited to apply with priority areas including vulnerability, diversity, environment, education and grassroot community groups.