Community

At Hydro, our community commitment is as strong and reliable as the energy we provide. We power homes and businesses, but we can also power positive change in our communities.

Through our Energy from the Heart Community Program, Hydro and our employees generously support charitable groups and non-profit organizations all around our province through community partnerships, in-kind support and financial donations, volunteering, and scholarship program.

Energy from the Heart Community Program Logo

Focus Areas

Our community program focuses on the following key areas:

safety +
mental health

Promoting safety and mental health in our workplace and
our communities.

social +
community
well-being

Supporting communities where we live and work.

diversity +
inclusion

Increasing diversity and inclusion in our communities and workplace.

environment

Contributing to the environment and a greener future for our province.

STEM education

Building skills in the areas of science, technology,
engineering and math.

How We Give Back

At Hydro, we support organizations and communities around the province through the following ways: Community partnerships, Sponsorships and donation requests, Scholarships, and Employee volunteering.

Community partnerships

We might be responsible for providing power, but we know that our province’s volunteers, not-for-profit groups and charitable organizations keep our communities buzzing. Learn more about some of our community partners and the important initiatives and programming they help deliver in our province:

DO YOU HAVE A COMMUNITY EVENT, INITIATIVE OR PROGRAM THAT HYDRO COULD SUPPORT?

Sponsorships and donation requests

We proudly support communities around Newfoundland and Labrador, and always welcome new requests for donations or sponsorship.

Criteria

All requests for donations, sponsorships or in-kind support should focus on one of the following areas: safety and mental health, environment, STEM, social and community well-being, and diversity and inclusion initiatives in Hydro service areas.

Please note that we are unable to consider requests for:

  • Organizations that are not Canadian registered charities or non-profit groups
  • For-profit organizations
  • Individuals or private foundations or clubs
  • Service clubs, commercial solicitors or third parties raising funds for a charity
  • Political organizations, candidates and/or lobby/advocacy groups

The following types of funding are also not eligible:

  • Travel, accommodations, meal expenses, conference fees, field trips and tours
  • Feasibility studies
  • Debt-reduction or core operating expenses
  • Direct-mail campaigns
  • Statues, monuments and memorials

What to Include in Your Submission

Please refer to our Application Details & Checklist as a guide for details about the type of information you should include when submitting a request to Hydro. You may also include supporting documentation/information that could be helpful in reviewing your initiative (such as a more detailed description, proposal, etc.).

If you have questions about what to include or the application process, please contact us by email at community@nlh.nl.ca.

How to Apply

  1. Confirm that your initiative aligns with one of Hydro’s focus areas, identified above.
  2. Complete your submission or proposal using the Application Details & Checklist as a guide.
  3. While we accept applications at any time, please note that funding is limited. We recommend that you submit your application as far in advance as possible of your project/event.
  4. Submit your application and any supporting information to:

community@nlh.nl.ca
By Mail:
Communications
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
P.O. Box 12400
St. John’s, NL A1B 4K7

You can expect to hear from us in about two to four weeks after you apply. All applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until available funding has been exhausted.

While we accept applications from any group, the Plan specifies some funding priorities:

If you are interested in applying, or want to learn more, please complete our feedback form and return to wetlandproposal@nlh.nl.ca


Scholarships

Each year, Hydro supports the educational and academic achievements of students in our province through the following scholarship programs:

College of the North Atlantic
For more information and details about Hydro’s awards and bursaries offered through College of the North Atlantic, please refer to CNA’s scholarship handbook or website.

Trades & Technology Scholarships for Women
Through Hydro’s community partnership with WRDC, up to six $1,500 scholarships are available each year to female students enrolling in select trades and technology programs. To learn more, or for details, eligibility criteria or to apply, click here.

Hydro Family Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded annually to eligible children of Hydro employees who achieve high academic standing in high school and who demonstrate a commitment to volunteering in their community. Scholarships are valued at $1,000 each. This program is now closed for the year.

Tshiashkueish Lower Churchill IBA Scholarship
The Tshiashkueish Lower Churchill Impacts and Benefits Agreement (IBA) Scholarship program is funded by Hydro for the benefit of Labrador Innu under the terms of the Lower Churchill Innu IBA. Scholarship awards are administered by the Tshiashkueish Committee, a joint Hydro and Innu Nation committee, and awarded to Labrador Innu aged 18+ who are enrolled full-time in a college or university program. Please note, the 2023 program is now closed.