Committed to our communities
You can count on us for more than just exceptional service and innovative infrastructure solutions. You can also depend on us to be a good neighbor and an active member of our communities. Throughout our global operations, we provide volunteers, expertise, gifts-in-kind and financial support to the organizations that help communities thrive.
Support may be considered in the following areas:
- Indigenous: Education and Employment Initiatives, Health Initiatives and Community Development Initiatives
- Health and Wellbeing: Healthy and Active Communities and Safety Initiatives
- Community Sustainability: Community Connectedness and Capacity and Environmental Sustainability Initiatives
- Youth and Education: Education initiatives linked to sustainable and diverse workforce and STEM outcomes.
Your community is our community.
ATCO Community Programs
The Blue Flame Kitchen
The ATCO Gas Blue Flame Kitchen Schools Program is an engaging and interactive program designed for students in years five and six. The free school excursion opportunity provides students with a range of hands on and real world learning opportunities in our purpose-built demonstration kitchen, which includes familiar gas appliances like a stove, conventional oven and pizza oven, as well as an alfresco edible garden.
Cookbook Fundraising Program
ATCO’s Blue Flame Kitchen provide safety education and nutrition advice through a variety of activities, including the development of cookbooks. ATCO supports fundraising for not-for-profit groups through a Cookbook Fundraising Program. It is really simple; we provide your group with an agreed number of cookbooks free-of-charge which you can then sell. You keep all the funds raised through the sale of the books and are able to use that to purchase things that are essential to your group.
ATCO Equipment Loaner Program
ATCO supports the community by offering a variety of special event equipment free-of-charge for community event organisers. By using our loaner equipment, ATCO seeks to help event organisers reduce their rental costs with equipment that supports a successful event.
The donation of “equipment in-kind” can be made in lieu of, or in combination with, a cash sponsorship or as part of an employee volunteer effort.
We’ve been a proud partner of CinefestOZ and the Cinesnaps Schools Program since 2013. Considered by many to be one of, if not ‘the’ best film festival in Australia, CinefestOZ showcases the cream of the Australian film industry and creates opportunities for local businesses to leverage the event and cater to the many visitors the event attracts to WA’s magnificent south-west region.
The Cinésnaps schools program is also a key part of our partnership activities. The program has gone from strength to strength and each year provides thousands of students the opportunity to learn new skills and explore the world of film-making through incursions, excursions, workshops and a short film competition.
ATCO is a proud supporter of Kidsafe WA who are focused on promoting safety and preventing childhood injuries and accidents. Kidsafe WA through their Safety Demonstration House in West Leederville, provide the community with safety information including the most up to date gas safety information.
Nulsen Disability Services
Nulsen Disability Services care for people with complex disabilities. ATCO is a long-time supporter of Nulsen through a range of programs, including the installation of gas appliances across a number of Nulsen homes and providing cooking and art activities for its residents it our Blue Flame Kitchen.
UWA Business School
Partnering with the University of Western Australia Business School allows us to invest in the education of our future leaders. By supporting a number of teaching, research, thought leadership and community engagement activities, we assist the University in providing important development opportunities to its students.
Each year, we provide an undergraduate scholarship to a deserving UWA Business School student and two academic prizes for high achievement.
We when we say we’re ‘Powering the Pilbara’ that’s not just about delivering reliable electricity from our power generation station in Karratha. It is also about investing in the initiatives and programs which bring the community together. Our local investments include naming partner of the Cossack Art Awards Family Day, as well as support for the Burrup Mountain Bike Club and Wickham Wolves Football Club.