Community grants to provide opportunities for CQ groups

29th Dec 2019 5:30 AM

SCHOOLS, local groups, clubs and not-for-profit organisations across the region will be able to fund their community initiatives with the Stanmore Coal Isaac Plains Community Grant Program launching in the new year.

Grants of up to $5,000 are available through the program for initiatives that focus on young people in the region, highlight community health and wellbeing, provide opportunities for indigenous engagement or support the environment.

Stanmore Coal General Manager Operations, Bernie O’Neill said the organisation was committed to making a positive contribution to the Isaac region’s economy and community life.

“Schools, local groups, clubs and not-for profits are the heart and soul of regional communities, and their positive initiatives — mostly driven by volunteers — can make a real difference to community wellbeing,” Mr O’Neill said.

“As part of our regional involvement, Stanmore has supported a range of community activities and events which benefit our neighbours and the communities of Moranbah, Nebo, Mackay and nearby rural locations.

“Past recipients have included Moranbah Highlanders Swim Club, Moranbah & District Support Services and Moranbah State School.”

Another successful grant recipient was the Moranbah Bulldogs AFL Club which received funding earlier this year for footy shorts for its Under 12’s, 14’s and 17’s players.


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