Six groups from the Gladstone Region have been given a helping hand to deliver grassroots projects which benefit the local community, after receiving more than $198,000 through the QGCCommunities Fund.
The latest round of grants brings the QGC Communities Fund tally, delivered since the fund was established in 2015, to over $1.1 million. Those monies have helped realise over 30 local projects.
The grants recipients and the local businesses who are delivering their projects were celebrated at a breakfast held this morning at Tondoon Botanic Gardens.
QGC’s Asset Manager Peter Norman confirmed six new community projects would be delivered by the recipient groups including Gladstone Community Linking Agency, Kareeba Scout Group, Boyne-Tannum RSL, Crow Street Creative, Gladstone Community Linking Agency and Volunteer Marine Rescue.
‘We trust this contribution will enable these groups to continue their important work in supporting the community.
‘We were also delighted to hear from the organisations that they will be prioritising local suppliers in completing their projects.
‘Last year, we spoke to the community to understand where QGC could best direct our social investment dollars. The clear message was that the QGC Communities Fund was highly valued, particularly as it enables grassroots projects to become a reality. Therefore, we have continued the initiative.”
Funding has been made available to local community groups and organisations across the Gladstone Region as well as in the Western Downs.
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