Supporting and engaging with the communities in which we work is core to our purpose and woven throughout everything we do.

At Ventia, being community focused is central to our approach to sustainability. We set out to enable and grow the communities in which we work, support local economies and their people, and build long-term relationships to ensure our impact is positive and our legacy is lasting.  

We approach our work with respect for local people, land and environment, and the traditions that came before us. We do this not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it means there will be healthy, thriving communities for generations to come. 

To find out more about Ventia’s approach to sustainability, you can read the 2023 Sustainability Report here.

Supporting communities through our Community Grants Program

Our Community Grants Program has supported more than 300 community groups in building regional strength and sustainability by promoting social activity, and creating a better future for people living in regions where Ventia operates.  

The program offers grants of up to $2,000 to successful applicants, to help provide opportunities and make a positive difference in these communities. 

Applications are now closed. Our community grants will open again in 2024.

Applications that will be positively considered for grant funding will:

  • be submitted on behalf of registered organisations, associations or charitable institutions including but not limited to community groups, schools, sporting clubs, not-for-profits, and charities
  • demonstrate support of education and training, environment, health, Indigenous, safety or youth engagement activities
  • enhance and improve the capability of the organisation through programs, infrastructure, or equipment
  • demonstrate lasting benefits to the community
  • be aligned with Ventia’s values and fall within the regional areas in which Ventia operates
  • create awareness and positivity for the Ventia brand and recognise Ventia’s support.

In 2023, Ventia will be considering applications from community groups in Australia including Toowoomba & Darling Downs, Surat Basin, Gladstone, Roxby Downs, Pilbara, Darwin & the Top End and Northland in New Zealand.

What our communities have to say

Ventia‘s community grant helped provide a translator so sessions can be offered in Kurdish Kumunji and Arabic as well as English.

Emma Mctaggart, The Lighthouse

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The club provides the Karratha community the opportunity to participate at no cost as we provide all the sports equipment thanks to the grant.

Ali Syed Head, Nickol Hawks Club.

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There are some exclusions from the program where applications will not be considered:

  • individual applications including those seeking support for activities such as academic studies or travel
  • requests relating to political organisations or campaigns
  • support for religious organisations for religious benefit
  • retrospective activities
  • applications received after 31 July 2023
  • Government and local councils.