ENGIE Partners



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.


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.


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.

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The Ice Meltdown Project


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.


Bass Coast Landcare Network


Bass Coast Landcare Network’s Environmental Detectives program engages young people with their local landscape so they can develop an appreciation and understanding of both their natural environment and sustainable agriculture.

The program ties in with the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS), which aligns educational topics with the psychological developmental stages which children grow through.

Our partnership with Landcare has been in place since 1997 and together we have planted more than one million trees in the region as well as developed wildlife corridors across Phillip Island and Gippsland.


Mobile Science Education

Victoria and South Australia

MSE provides the largest range of science incursions for schools, holiday programs and public events in South Australia and Victoria. 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 stations at Pelican Point and Loy Yang B, MSE adds value for teachers and students alike.


Kempe (Read the Play)

Victoria and 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. As well as in the Latrobe Valley, we are partnering 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.


Interchange Gippsland


Interchange Gippsland provides innovative respite and support to children and their families, as well as young adults with disabilities.

Their programs provide opportunities for families to take regular respite, have new meaningful social and life experiences for children and young adults with disabilities and increased community participation for people with disabilities.

Their partnership with ENGIE is in its 19th year and includes many of our employees who volunteer for the organisation.


Gippsland Power Football Club


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

The Latrobe Regional Gallery


The gallery’s education team provides youth community programs that will reach more than 7300 participants in 2015.

As well as particular requirements for VCE Art and Studio arts, gallery programs encompass Languages Other than English, Psychology, English, Aboriginal art and culture, Humanities (History) and Environmental studies. The gallery serves as a great communal venue for extending critical and creative thinking, speaking and listening, observation, as well as essential art appreciation.


Gippsland Swimming


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.


Latrobe Valley Baseball Association


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.


Youth Focus

Western Australia

Youth Focus aims to stop youth suicide. It is a unique, independent not-for-profit organisation that supports vulnerable young people in Western Australia by offering a range of free mental health services. It operates with a team of highly-trained and skilled psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists to provide a range of early intervention and prevention services, aimed at supporting young people and their families to overcome the issues associated with suicide, depression and self-harm.


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.


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.


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.


City of Kwinana local school
festival day – Freakfest

Western Australia

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


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.


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.


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.


Other Victorian Partnerships

Tyers Arts Festival

Morwell Park Primary School & Kurnai Secondary College

‘Human Powered Vehicle’ RACV Energy Breakthrough Teams

Morwell Neighbourhood House

Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House

Baringa Special School Friendship Games

Gippsland Primary Schools Sports Camp

The Latrobe City Council Children’s Traffic School

Churchill Neighbourhood Centre

Traralgon Apex Club Portsea Camp