Meet our new sponsorship partners for 2020-2022
We recently launched our sponsorship program for 2020-2022 with a new focus on ‘Wellbeing’. Our shift in focus was a response to the initial impacts COVID-19 had on the NT community. We wanted our program to acknowledge these impacts and help Territorians rebuild after a huge year of global change.
Under the umbrella of wellbeing we split our support into three core pillars to help guide our efforts. These are:
- 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 response to our major funding and it was wonderful to learn more about the amazing work so many organisations are doing in the local community at this time. After a long and difficult evaluation process (so many applications were very deserving) we picked one organisation for each core pillar.
Mental Wellbeing Partner
The Y (previously known as YMCA) :
The ‘Uplift Program’ is a 6-week course that empowers young people, targeting those living with a mental health illness and those at risk. The program pairs a fitness session alongside learning modules that promote mental wellness. The Y will work with several mental health organisations across the Territory to ensure they reach and support those most vulnerable.
Physical Wellbeing Partner
Tennis NT :
Tennis NT’s Indigenous Tennis program, ‘Racquets and red dust’, will introduce tennis to more than 600 indigenous youth throughout the NT each year. The program aims to enhance the capacity of local communities to deliver quality participation programs and subsequent competitive pathways throughout the year. The program encourages school attendance and empowers children, opening new doors to them in the sporting world.
Community Wellbeing Partner
Total Recreation :
This organisation supports people in the community living with a disability, as well as their families and carers. We will be supporting them in two ways:
1) A Jacana Energy-funded community centre that facilitates activities such as fitness, after school programs, dance and art workshops.
2) The FREDI fitness program: a fitness program that aims to encourage the capabilities of those living with a disability through sports and recreational activities. Jacana Energy has been an active supporter of the FREDI Fitness for the past two years.
We are incredibly excited to support the good work of these organisations over the next two years and will keep all of our customers updated on their programs and activities through our Facebook page.
Minor funding rounds will also be open for the next two years, awarding up to $3000 to NT organisations. To find out more visit our sponsorship page.