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As a publicly owned MUNI-utility, Lakeland Electric places giving back to the community as a high priority. Lakeland Electric works to give back to charities, schools, sports teams, and art programs within our territory. By supporting local organizations like these, we hope to help fulfill the City of Lakeland’s mission to create a community that works together to achieve an exceptional quality of life.

Schools - Supporting education and ultimately, the future leaders of our community, is important. So, each year, through a partnership with the Polk Education Foundation, we award college scholarships to one high school student at each public high school in Lakeland. We also work with our territory private and charter schools on awarding student scholarships as well. Each student that receives a scholarship from Lakeland Electric is must display academic excellence and is expected to major in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) related field of study.

Arts and Events - Some of the biggest events we are a part of are Red, White, and Kaboom, Polk City’s Halloween Safe Haven Event, and Lakeland’s Christmas parade. These events are an incredible way to be a part of the community. Our employees volunteer to provide their artistic talents on float building and event participation. By working both larger and more intimate events, we can hear directly from you, the customer, and give back to our community more completely.

Sports – One way we give back is by supporting local sports organizations. These organizations utilize our city facilities, boost our local economy and enhance our customers quality of life. Our relationships with organizations like the Detroit Tigers, the Lakeland Magic and the Florida Tropics provide world class sporting events right here in Lakeland.

Community Giving Grants - If you are a State of Florida-registered charitable organization located within the Lakeland Electric territory, serving the public within the territory, please consider applying for our Community Giving Grant Program. Our CGGP is an essential way Lakeland Electric creates strong partnerships with charities within our community. Every year, we give 30 organizations $1,000 sponsorships. The selection process is competitive because we at Lakeland Electric want to honor and help those who are doing the very best for our community.

Our Community Giving Grant encourages relationships with organizations within the community that positively impacts our customers. If you are a State of Florida-registered charitable organization located within the Lakeland Electric territory, serving the public within the territory, please consider submitting an application for our consideration for Fiscal Year 2019.

Each year we receive far more requests for sponsorships than our dollars will allow. We will be limiting the amount of funding granted to each organization to $1,000.00. To assist us with our decision making and ensuring we maximize our outreach to the community, we ask that each organization that is interested in being considered for Community Giving Grant funds prepare and submit an application for review.

The application timeline for the Fiscal Year 2019 Community Giving Grant is as follows:

  • Lakeland Electric will begin accepting applications for funds June 15th
  • The deadline for application submissions is August 1st
  • The organizations that will be awarding funding to will be notified of selection via letter, the last week of September
  • Funding will be disbursed during the month of October


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Cathryn Lacy
Utilities Marketing

Program Coordinator 

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