Our Communities

As an emerging leader in sustainable energy development in Australia, we understand that our long-term success goes hand-in-hand with enhancing, empowering, and encouraging the broader wellbeing of the communities in which we operate. 

We are dedicated to contributing to our local communities by supporting community-based initiatives that are important to our stakeholders, encouraging growth and prosperity within the communities hosting us.  


We are committed to being open, honest, and accountable in our engagement, and work alongside our stakeholders to ensure that we effectively carry out our corporate social responsibilities in a way that is relevant and meaningful to our communities. This engagement and interaction assist us in keeping our host communities more effectively informed while allowing us to develop a deeper awareness of the local social context and garner local knowledge. 

We are passionate about supporting the communities in which we operate through localised community initiatives that directly benefit our hosts. Vena Energy is committed to creating opportunities for community investment as part of upholding the principles of our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy. 

As a business, we focus our community investment initiatives on opportunities that support environmental conservation, community wellbeing, and offer scope for us to participate in bettering local community infrastructure development within our host communities. 


Piloting in our Project catchment of Tailem Bend, South Australia during the first half of 2024, the Community Sponsorship Program offers community members an additional platform to pursue initiatives that address needs in their communities, encouraging opportunities for us to develop and foster strong relationships within the communities where we operate. 

Through the Community Sponsorship Program, Vena Energy will collaborate with community groups, organisations, and individuals to support their local initiatives, and assist with delivering and achieving their community’s goals. This collaboration will help to identify and address environmental, economic, and social community needs. 

If you would like to propose an initiative to be considered for our Community Sponsorship Program, keep in mind that: 

  • Preference will be placed on applications that respond to a demonstrated need within the community.  
  • All suitable applications will be subject to an internal approval process facilitated by Vena Energy Australia and must be in accordance with our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy and Community Sponsorship Program Guidelines. 
  • Successful applicants are asked to share images and provide a description of the completed interactive outcomes for reporting and showcasing purposes. 
  • The commencement and execution of the awarded sponsorship must be completed, and funds utilised in full within a 12-month period from the confirmation of sponsorship being awarded. 
  • The Community Sponsorship Program is only granted to applicants located within a local community in which Vena Energy operates.  
  • The information provided in the application form and any subsequent written correspondence to Vena Energy must be true and correct. If the information is found to be incorrect, Vena Energy Australia may request the sponsorship funds be returned in full. 

All applications to the Community Sponsorship Program must demonstrate an alignment with one or more CSR Policy Focus Areas which include,
Environmental Conservation, Community Wellbeing, and Infrastructure Development. 


All applicants must complete our application form for the Program. This can be done online by clicking the link below or by downloading the form and emailing it to us.  

Before applying, the applicant should carefully review our Community Sponsorship Program Guidelines.  

Upon submitting an application, the applicant must confirm that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

November 2023 

Community Sponsorship Program Guidelines 


January 2024 

CSP Application Form 


January 2024 

Online CSP Application Form 


If you have any questions regarding the eligibility criteria or application process, please contact us via the form below, or via email at AU-CSR@venaenergy.com. 


LifeFlight - Supporting the Western Downs Services

In 2021 the Wandoan South BESS supported RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter through two fundraising campaigns relating to recycling programs conducted by our Project Partners during the peak phase of the construction program. Our donations have supported the LifeFlight helicopter based in Roma that operates in the Western Downs community, offering much needed emergency medical services.


In 2023 Vena Energy sponsored the Jervois Football Club in Murray Bridge with the purchase of approximately 50 footballs. The footbaslls were used by around 90 children in the 2023 football season for the under 9’s, 11’s, 13’s and 15’s teams. The Jervois Football Club values inclusion and diversity, and go out of their way to be a safe environment for family members of all ages and backgrounds.