COMMITTED TO COMMUNITIES IN NL

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.

See how our teams
are making a difference
in their communities.

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

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

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:

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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.

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.

Employee volunteering + fundraising

Whether it’s a big or small deed, helping with an immediate crisis or long-term community initiative, our employees are there to lend a hand however they can. See how our teams are making a difference in their communities here.

Energy to Give
Through our Energy to Give Program, we recognize employees who volunteer in their communities by matching funds they raise for charity groups, or making a donation toward non-profit organizations where they regularly volunteer.
Matching Request Form for Employees