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