Community partnerships

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Colony 47

Colony 47 is a Tasmanian-based community organisation that helps people build better lives and break the cycle of disadvantage through housing, education, employment, mental health and early intervention services.

Hydro Tasmania supports Colony 47’s Mara House which provides 24-hour supported accommodation for up to six homeless women aged 13–18 years, and emergency accommodation for young women at risk. Mara House accommodates an average of 50 young women a year and helps them reconnect with family and their education.

The service benefits individuals and also enriches the communities in which these young women continue to live. The unmeasurable benefit of Mara House is in the avoided harm to these young women and their families.

To find out more visit the website at Colony 47.

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Volunteering Tasmania

Volunteering Tasmania (VT) is Tasmania’s peak volunteering body that works with individuals who volunteer and organisations that rely on volunteers. Along with influencing public policy and promoting research, it provides consultancy on best practice.

Hydro Tasmania provides a volunteering program for all employees, as volunteering helps build stronger and more connected communities.

Hydro Tasmania is a member of VT and supports the annual Tasmanian Volunteering Awards. In 2016, Hydro Tasmania’s employee volunteering program won the Tasplan Super Corporate Award. The award was judged on the management and structure of the volunteering program, benefits to the organisation and demonstrated outstanding commitment to the Tasmanian community.

To find out more about VT and volunteering visit the VT website at Volunteering Tasmania.


The Smith Family

The Smith Family is a national charity that helps disadvantaged children make the most of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

By investing in education, we can break the cycle of disadvantage and help children believe in themselves and their ability to achieve.

Hydro Tasmania’s partnership with The Smith Family   provides Learning Clubs in the Launceston area. Learning Clubs are a safe, supportive environment where students can access resources and participate in activities to help them with homework, literacy, numeracy and science.

Helping The Smith Family will make a practical difference to the lives of Tasmanians and positively impact our communities.

For more information visit the website at Australian Children's Charity | The Smith Family.