Here at Energia Group we support a number of chosen charities which our people, customers and suppliers can relate to. We opt for initiatives which allow us to make a difference by raising public awareness as well as raising money. We also support local causes nominated by staff and do our best to match staff fundraising efforts.
Overall, the combination of community programmes and charity initiatives like the above have led to an increase in pride and motivation within the business and are a factor in why Energia Group is held in high esteem externally.
Stay tuned to the News section for all the latest CSR and ESG activities at Energia Group and have a look at our latest CSR overview available within Energia Group's annual report found on our Investors page.
You can view the activities and results from financial year 2022/2023 in our latest Responsible Business Report.
Energia supports grassroots, sports and charities across Ireland
Energia’s Get Ireland Growing competition in partnership with GIY. The yearly campaign encourages community gardens and gardeners to grow their own produce. In total we have awarded over €200K to the winning gardens over the last 5 years. In addition to GIY, we've been sponsoring Seactain na Gaeilge le Energia for the last 5 years, promoting use and adoption of the Irish language.
Together with our key sponsorships across Irish Rugby and the AIL, we are proud to support Wexford Youths Ladies team, with a new 3 year deal commenced in March 2021, giving women in Irish sport the chance to grow.
Each year, our business teams with new charity partners and our annual Ireland's Most Christmassy Homes campaign has donated more than €60K in the last 3 years.
Power NI; A Business Working Responsible 2020 recipient
Power NI, has been recognised as a Responsible Business Champion for 2020 by Business in the Community. PNI received two nods in the ‘Investing in your community’ and the ‘Wellbeing at Work’ categories which were judged by senior leaders from Business in the Community. The accolades identify Power NI as a company who cares not only about the community they live, work and operate in but as a company who invests in the almost 400 staff they employ across three sites in Belfast, Antrim and Omagh.
Power NI | Brighter Communities
Power NI’s Brighter Communities energises innovative and emerging community groups, teams and projects with £1000 of funding available each
month. Established in 2018 it has distributed over £50,000 of financial support to community groups across NI. During 2022, 12 diverse groups were each supported with £1,000 ranging from Women’s Aid Foyle, Autism Support Kilkeel, Rosario Youth Centre and Hope Harbour who help homeless people in Belfast. On Random Act of Kindness Day in February, an additional group was selected to receive £1,000 and in 2022 it was Cuan Kids Community Preschool
We recognise the contribution that volunteering can make to our communities. Volunteering connects our teams to their local communities. In FY2023, 125 volunteers from across the Group spent 700 hours volunteering in their communities. Volunteering efforts focused on helping local food banks, working with Ulster Wildlife, working with Habitat for Humanity at their Christmas shop and to help them open a new store in Belfast, supporting Global Action Plan at their Ballymun garden and bringing Christmas to children across NI with Cash 4 Kid’s Mission Christmas.
Volunteering with Age NI also continued in FY23 through “Check-in and Chat”, aweekly telephone call to an older person can be an excellent way to help some older people to cope with the challenges of isolation and loneliness.