The motivating factor behind Jacana Energy’s sponsorship program is to enrich the lives of Territorians by partnering with organisations, individuals and events that support the wellbeing of people living in the Northern Territory after the impacts of COVID-19.
Our current sponsorship plan focuses on wellbeing, consisting of three core pillars of support. To be eligible for sponsorship, initiatives must fit in at least one the below categories:
- Mental wellbeing – causes and projects that promote mental wellness in the NT community.
- Community wellbeing – local community initiatives that encourage connectivity and combat loneliness.
- Physical wellbeing – local sporting teams, clubs and organisations that encourage and promote physical wellbeing.
We were blown away by the responses to our Major Partnership funding. It was wonderful to learn more about the amazing work so many organisations are doing in the local community. After a long and thorough evaluation process, our Major Partners for the next two years are:
- Mental Wellbeing partner: The Y(previously known as YMCA)
- Physical Wellbeing partner: Tennis NT
- Community Wellbeing partner: Total Recreation
Jacana Energy conducts three rounds of assessments for minor sponsorships each year in October, January and March. Organisations are encouraged to apply for minor grants up to the value of $3000. We require 4-6 weeks from the round close date to give sponsorship proposals due consideration and will contact applicants for more information if required.
Minor Partner application rounds:
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*If you should need an outcome earlier than the approx. decision date (for example, your event/activities fall close to, or before, the date of decision) please specify on both your application and email subject line so our team are notified. In special circumstances we will work to get a decision to you earlier.
How to apply for sponsorship
Past sponsorship partners
FREDI Fitness program
Jacana Energy is proud to partner with Total Recreation to deliver their FREDI Fitness Program in 2020.
FREDI Fitness is a fitness program aimed at engaging and empowering people with a disability to enjoy recreational activities. It not only improves fitness and wellbeing but helps to build social networks and connect with the community.
As well as providing funding for FREDI Fitness, Jacana Energy has provided tshirts for program volunteers and prize packs for program participants. Jacana Energy staff also regularly volunteer in the program.
Top End Mental Health Consumer Organisation (TEMHCO)
In 2020 Jacana Energy is supporting two tactile 28-week workshops, a Men’s Creative Nut Carving Workshop and a Sensory Blanket workshop.
TEMHCO’s mission is to promote wellness in mental health through high quality, culturally appropriate programs and services that will help educate and support their members.
Alice Springs Ingkintja Men's Shed - Good spirit men's place
The Ingkintja men shed provides a safe and supportive environment for aboriginal men in Alice Springs. The initiative helps men to heal from traumatic experiences and supports their empowerment in order to create safe communities for all members.
The Ingkintja men shed also provides a platform to address the high rate of homelessness amongst aboriginal men in Central Australia. The partnership with Jacana Energy funded the purchase of six washing machines to encourage the maintenance of good health and hygiene practices amongst Ingkintja's homeless clients who visit the men shed.
Women of Worth
The Women of Worth (WoW) program provides 6 months pre- and 12 months post-release support to women involved in the justice system. The aim of the program is to empower women involved in the justice system to implement positive lifestyle changes. WoW focuses on providing clients with strength-based case management support, learning opportunities to develop skills and capacity to reduce reoffending as well as practical assistance to reengage with the community.
Along with providing funding for the Women of Worth program, Jacana Energy employees donated corporate clothing so participants can look and feel best as they undertake education and training, go to job interviews and start new jobs.
Creative Families and school holiday programs
Dawn House plays an important role in our community by providing safe and secure crisis accommodation and other services for women and their accompanying children escaping domestic and family violence. Jacana Energy supports Dawn House by providing funding for programs that engage women and their children in creative activities that also assess and address mental health and social needs.
Jacana Energy also provides colouring kits and arts and crafts supplies for the children during the school holidays.
Starlight Children’s Foundation
Starlight’s hero, Captain Starlight, visits remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Territory to entertain children while they are waiting to be seen by visiting health professionals. The Healthier Futures program has reduced clinic non-attendance to zero, a rather impressive feat!
Jacana Energy has funded the delivery of vital programs to four communities in the Northern Territory.
We have also run annual Christmas toy donation drives since 2017, delivering gifts to ill children at Royal Darwin Hospital via Starlight.
Branching Out Program
Beloved by the local community, the Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival celebrates arts, music and culture along the Nightcliff foreshore and surrounds each year. The Branching Out project aims to extend arts and cultural activities from the Festival to people impacted by health, mobility and socio-economic factors. Since 2018, Jacana Energy has been proud to support the delivery of activities to Nightcliff Renal Unit, Juninga Aged Care Facility and more to share the joy of the arts with these vulnerable members of the community.
Jacana Energy has been a proud supporter of the Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal since 2014.
In 2020, Jacana Energy supported the Christmas Appeal with range of activities designed to raise awareness and funds for good work the Salvation Army does to support families who need it most at a challenging time of year.
Food donation drive
Donations of food and household items were collected to be made into hampers for families experiencing crisis over the festive season.
Jacana Energy sponsored Christmas lunch for residents at Salvation Army’s Mitchell Street Hostel. A team of Jacana Energy employees also attended the lunch to help serve food.
High Tea for Hope
Jacana Energy employees baked delicious seasonal treats to raise funds for the Christmas Appeal. The business also matched donations dollar-for-dollar.
Jacana Energy employees collected donations from holiday travellers on behalf of Salvation Army.
NT Volunteer of the Year Awards
Jacana Energy is honoured to support Volunteering NT’s Northern Territory Volunteer of the Year Awards. Since 2017, we have been proud to present the Jacana Energy Community Volunteer of the Year Award to organisations in Darwin and Alice Springs who provide a valuable contribution to our community.
Congratulations to the 2018 winners:
Alice Springs – Alice Springs Volunteer Bushfire Brigade
Darwin – Friends of the Botanic Gardens
We have had the privilege of working closely with many organisations in the Northern Territory to support their contributions to our community.
Free laundry and shower service
Orange Sky Laundry
OrangeSky provides opportunities for people experiencing homelessness to positively connect with others through free laundry, showers and conversation. Jacana Energy is proud to be supporting the operation of the Darwin Van ‘Betsy’ in the month of May 2019 providing over 200 washes and showers for homeless people.
Peace Garden Renewal
Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge
Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge provides support and accommodation to all women and accompanying children who are victims or in fear of domestic or family violence, in crisis, homeless and at risk.
The Refuge’s Peace Garden plays a valuable role in bringing together the local community and helps to facilitate counselling and educational activities to promote intervention, prevention and awareness of domestic violence. The Garden needed some love, so Jacana Energy has provided funds to renew the garden with new plants, reticulation, shade sail and security cameras.
En Masse & Big Dance
Tracks Dance Company
Tracks is a multi-award winning company producing original dance works that celebrate the frontier of the Northern Territory. They are well known for their inclusive dance programs which aim to encourage all members of our community, of any ability, to enjoy dance. Their programs promote social inclusion, health, wellbeing and happiness, and these benefits can be enjoyed at any age.
En Masse encourages members of the community, including seniors through the Grey Panthers dance troupe, to participate in this new performance which takes a cheeky look at the dry season tourists in the city.
Jacana Energy also partnered with Tracks in 2018 to supported their biannual dance event, Big Dance. Big Dance is the world’s largest free dance celebration with the underpinning concept being that anybody can dance. Over 100 participants, including Jacana Energy employees, learned the Big Dance and performed it together.
White Ribbon Foundation
The White Ribbon Foundation engages in primary prevention initiatives that stop men’s violence against women. Their activities include education programs, community services and advocacy work
Jacana Energy has fundraised for this incredible organisation via White Ribbon Day, where Jacana Energy employees purchased white ribbons, and Cheese For Change. Jacana Energy matched employee contributions dollar-for-dollar via both events.