AGIG Community Partnerships Program
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 an important part of our program and we have now increased paid volunteer leave to two days 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.
We are now seeking applications for Community Partnerships from community or not-for-profit organisations interested in seeking funding and/or in-kind support in 2024. Please get in touch with CommunityPartnerships@agig.com.au if you have any questions.
AGIG Community Partnerships Information Pack - 2024
2023 Community Partners
We are proud to support Act for Kids, a for-purpose organisation that delivers evidence-led professional therapy and support services to children and families who have experienced or are at risk of harm.
Our support goes towards FoodShare’s Feed Our Kids program, which provides food to schools, child care centres and tertiary institutions for breakfast and other meals for students in need in the Albury Wodonga region.
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 will support Trinity College’s entry in Horizon’s Hydrogen Grand Prix, where high school students from across the Gladstone region in Queensland will compete in a series of endurance races using remote-controlled fuel cell electric vehicles they have built during the school year.
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.
Our support will go towards the construction of permanent shading to provide a safe environment for the outdoor play area.
Guide Dogs WA is the original home of Guide Dogs in Australia. The first professionally trained and registered Guide Dog, Dreena, was brought to Australia from England in 1950 by Dr. Arnold Cook; a visionary West Australian who also happened to be blind.
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 regular puppy updates there will be opportunities for staff in Western Australia to attend puppy classes, participate in office visits and hopefully a Graduation ceremony.
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 support bushcare regeneration on environmentally sensitive sites at the Throssell Nature Reserve.
We support the MCCSA's Men's Group program provide activities, including monthly walks, sporting activities, World Refugee Day commemorations, and activities during both Men's Health Awareness month and week in 2023.
This program supports men from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds living in South Australia.
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 our partnership with SHINE we are supporting 60 girls who face adverse social and economic issues in the SHINE program in Geraldton, Western Australia. The program focusses on building life skills, confidence and hopes for the future, and offering support by a trauma informed mentor, and 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.
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.
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.
As part of our Staff Partnerships Program, we support our employees support their communities and charitable causes, through our Staff Led Partnerships and Staff Dollar Matching.
Staff are encouraged to identify opportunities to assist local community clubs and charities they are affiliated with, and that align with our Vision and Values, by providing financial assistance through our Staff Led Partnerships program. Priority focus areas include vulnerability, diversity, education, environment and grassroot community groups.
We also support our staff who partake in fundraising events or make donations to Australian based charities by dollar matching their efforts through our Staff Dollar Matching scheme.