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


Community resilience grants – TARDDiHS

Please see request for information regarding these grants below.

For further information please contact Gareth Daniels on 4920 5500.

I am wondering if there are any organisations in Central Queensland that have applied for the TARDDiHS/TRAIC Mental Health grants? If so, would organisations please let me know briefly what they applied for and for how much funding?

Just to jog your memory the information about the grants is below:

Community resilience grants – TARDDiHS

Queensland health is offering grants valued between $5000 – $50000 to build community resilience and reduce the negative effects that droughts, disasters and other crises can have on people living in regional Queensland.

The Tackling Adversity in Regional Drought and Disaster communities through integrating Health Services(TARDDiHS) grants program will help:

  • build community networks that foster social connectedness
  • improve help-seeking behaviour
  • build capacity for learning to live with change and uncertainty
  • promote positive adaptability in response to adversity.

Gareth Daniels

Regional Adversity Integrated Care Clinician

Tackling Regional Adversity through Integrated Care program

Safer Queensland Community Grants are now open


Since 2011, Suncorp and the Queensland Police Service have been making it easy for people like you to help make local communities safer. This year we have $250,000 in little grants that could make a big difference in your community.


Check out some of our past recipients for examples of the positive impact a Safer Queensland Community Grant has had in communities across Queensland.

Stanwell Power Station Community Fund

Round 1 (20146/17) of the Stanwell Power Station Community Fund is currently open until Friday the 2nd of September.

The Community Fund is for community organisations in the communities surrounding Stanwell Power Station including Gracemere and Rockhampton. It is dedicated to projects that are long-term, have a broad scope, and involve multiple parties or service multiple community needs.

The fund is principally interested in capacity-building programs and infrastructure projects that facilitate social connectedness, support access to existing or new critical services and enhance educational opportunities.

Favorable consideration will be given to Community projects that focus on:

  • Youth initiatives
  • Domestic violence
  • Alcohol and other drugs

If you are interested in obtaining an application form or more information please contact me on the details below.

Jessie Conway

Community Relations Advisor – Stakeholder Engagement

 Available Monday to Thursday

Stanwell Power Station

direct +61 7 4931 3013  mobile 0439 695 485

GPO Box 800, Brisbane, QLD 4001

SPSCF Application Guide – UPDATED – 20 February 2014

DATSIP 2016 NAIDOC Funding

The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships ( DATSIP) invites grant applications from the community for the 2016 NAIDOC Grant Funding.  The Application Form is attached and the closing date for applications is Friday 6 May 2016.

For enquires relating the 2016 NAIDOC Funding please contact our office on 49384 690.

NAIDOC 2016 Funding Application Form

NAIDOC week funding

Funding is available under the IAS to help communities to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2016. The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) invites eligible applicants to submit applications for NAIDOC grant funding.

The NAIDOC grant funding round aims to support activities being held during NAIDOC Week 2016 (3-10 July) that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society.

To apply for funding, applicants should:

  • Read the 2016 NAIDOC grants round Application Kit
  • Read the revised IAS grant guidelines
  • Complete and submit the online Application Form

More information on how to apply, including all of the documents applicants need, the link to the Application Form, and a copy of the Application Kit, are available now Department’s website.

Please Note: Due to systems maintenance the online submission of applications for grant funding will be unavailable from 08:00PM to 11:30PM AEST Monday 4th April 2016.

This may affect the submission of some applications for the 2016 NAIDOC grant round.

Applicants will only be affected if they attempt to enter an existing Provider Reference Number. Applicants may receive an “Internet Connection error” when the system tries to verify the number.

If this occurs you can change your answer to “No” for the question “Does the applicant have a current or previous grant agreement in place with this Department?”. You will then be asked whether you have an Australian Business Number.

Answering this question will make visible a number of questions that will allow you to identify your organisation and complete, submit or save the form.

Applications close 29 April 2016, 4:00 pm (AEST).

All enquiries relating to applications for NAIDOC grant funding should be directed by email to or by phone to the PM&C Regional Network on 1800 079 098.