Iris Energy - Community Grants Program

Childress County, Texas, USA

Introduction

Iris Energy is a sustainable Bitcoin mining company that builds, owns and operates specialized data center infrastructure with a focus on entry into regions where we can access abundant and/or under-utilized renewable energy to power our operations.

We support local communities, as well as the decarbonization of energy markets and the global Bitcoin network.

As a key component of our commitment to making a positive contribution to the local communities in which we operate, Iris Energy has established a Community Grants Program. The Program will provide funding for local initiatives that benefit the community in the areas of community participation, sustainability, safety, technology and learning.

The community grant funding program will be open for expressions of interest for a defined period each year.

Guidelines

Geographical area

Grants will be made to organizations and community groups within Childress County.

Key funding priorities

Community participation and pride

Support for projects or organizations that encourage greater community participation and/or seek to recognize and celebrate the unique attributes of the region which could involve volunteer awards, playground / community space enhancements, local festivals and events, heritage preservation

Community sustainability

Support for projects or organizations that seek to build or enhance community sustainability, which could involve using renewable energy, promoting energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, recycling, school education programs and community gardens

Community Safety

Support for programs or groups that are working to increase public safety and wellbeing which could involve neighbourhood watch, community health initiatives, first aid equipment and safety improvements to local amenities such as enhanced lighting

Diversity

Support for organizations or programs that promote diversity in the community

Use of Technology for community benefit

Support for organizations or programs that aim to create community benefit from the development and implementation of innovative technology

Improve local STEM participation (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Support for organizations and programs that help promote the workforce of the future, including encouraging increased participation in the areas of trades, science, technology, engineering and math

Selection criteria:

  • The Organization: the applicant organization has a clear purpose and makes a valuable contribution to the local community
  • Social value: the initiative is important to the local community and addresses one of the Key Funding Priority areas
  • Funding: the proposal clearly outlines how funds will be utilized
  • Measures: appropriate measures and resources are in place to deliver and evaluate project success

General Rules

We do not support:

  • Any programs linked with smoking, alcohol or gambling
  • Political or other lobby groups
  • General operating costs, except where these are part of an approved project
  • Commercial or advertising requests
  • Projects that are the responsibility of County, City, State or Federal Governments
  • Projects that cannot utilize the funds within 12 months of receipt

Terms and Conditions

Standard terms and conditions should be read before an application is submitted. Read terms and conditions.

Applications

Applications for the Iris Energy Community Grants Program may be submitted from 1 June to 31 July each year with grant funding being allocated to successful applicants prior to 30 September each year. The maximum allocation to any one application will be $10,000.

Completed application forms should be submitted via the online form:

Any questions can be directed to:

Jessica Baird
Executive Assistant to the President
Email: jessica.baird@irisenergy.co

Applications will be assessed based on their ability to address the key funding priorities as well as the perceived benefit to the local community. All applications must meet the eligibility criteria and comply with the Terms and Conditions of the Community Grants Program.

Iris Energy will endeavour to notify applicants of the outcome within eight weeks of closure date of the application period.

Community Grants Program Application Form