Applications now open for Aurizon’s Community Giving Fund

Local community groups and charities in the Central Queensland region are encouraged to apply for cash grants via the latest round of Aurizon’s Community Giving Fund.

Grants of up to $20,000 from Australia’s largest rail-based transport business are available to assist with community projects aimed at delivering positive outcomes in the areas of Health & Wellbeing, Community Safety, Environment and Education.

Aurizon Managing Director & CEO Lance Hockridge said the Community Giving Fund continues to contribute to the success of local community projects in the regions where Aurizon’s employees live and work.

“We are proud to say that we have helped over 200 charities and community groups around Australia since 2011 with projects that touch the lives of many people across the country,” he said.

“This funding goes a long way towards improving the future of our communities, and it’s great to see the previous recipients of our grants delivering such positive outcomes with their projects.”

The grants are helping three charities from Central Queensland – Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), Man Up! Qld Inc and HopeLINK – to make their communities a better place to live.

The RFDS’s QCoal Community Dental Service is providing a free mobile service to those living in rural and remote areas of Central Queensland without access to a dentist.

Man Up! is touring at least 17 communities in the region with an education program to raise awareness for prostate cancer, its detection and treatment for men and their families in regional and rural areas.

HopeLINK’s Mentoring Mums project in Gladstone is connecting experienced mothers with other mothers who are struggling with issues related to mental health, domestic violence, addictions or isolation.

Applications for the latest round of the Community Giving Fund are open until5pm AEDST Friday 21 October 2016.

To apply visit www.aurizon.com.au/community

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FREE Yeppoon community event for Mental Health Week – Wellness at the Coast

Come along to the Yeppoon Beachfront for a free community event with a community beach walk, yoga, and FREE lunch.  Wellness at the Coast will celebrate resilience, and self-care, while raising awareness for mental wellbeing and the supports available in our Shire. Livingstone Shire Council are proud to be working in partnership with CQ Health, Excelcare, Partners in Recovery, and Grow to host this event for Queensland Mental Health Week.

Please see the flyer attached for more information.

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World Mental Health Day Expo ROCKHAMPTON

Rockhampton Regional Library is holding a Mental Health Expo in conjunction with World Mental Health Day on Monday, 10 October from 10am to 1pm. Improve your mental wellness and check out the FREE expo. There will be activities and games, support services available and an opportunity to listen to specialists in mental wellness.

For more information please visit www.rrc.qld.gov.au or call Rockhampton Regional Libraries on 4936 8043.

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