Digital capacity building grant recipients announced

Published on
24 April 2020

Aurora Energy has today announced the recipients of its first round of community grants for 2020, designed to help Tasmanian community groups keep pace and thrive in an increasingly digital world.

The successful applicants were Hamlet Hobart Cafe, Laurel House (North and North West Tasmania Sexual Assault Support Services), West Moonah Community House, George Town Neighbourhood House, St Vincent de Paul, Hobart City Mission and Burnie Community House.

The grants will support the organisations with projects such as digital fundraising and marketing setup and training, digital storytelling and videography, CRM/accounting system implementation and website upgrades.

As part of Aurora’s response to COVID-19, the grants were also expanded to assist working or delivery of services remotely.

CEO Rebecca Kardos said the community grants couldn’t have come at a more relevant time given the current global environment.

“We know a lot of Tasmanian not for profits are struggling at the moment and as a proud Tasmanian organisation we’re pleased that we can lend a helping hand during these tough times because it’s our community too,” Mrs Kardos said.

“What COVID-19 has also highlighted is how critically important it is for community groups to expand their scope and reach by becoming more savvy in an increasingly digital world so they can continue to deliver their services online.

“We’re looking forward to working closely with these organisations from across our state to provide them with the opportunity to develop new ways of engagement which will enable them to thrive and assist more members of the community.”

For more information on the grants, visit auroraenergy.com.au/about/community