Stanmore Resources is opening applications for Round Two of its 2021 Isaac Plains Community Grant Program to help fund community initiatives by local community groups, clubs, schools and not-for-profit organisations.
Grants of up to $5,000 are available through the program for initiatives that highlight community health and wellbeing, support young people in the region, provide opportunities for Indigenous engagement or support the environment.
The Moranbah Hawks were one of 18 local organisations to receive funding as part of the Round One grants awarded earlier this year, allowing the team to kick off the new season with brand new shirts and signage, and multiple player and coaching clinics under their belts.
Club President Warner Warner, who has been involved with the club for six years, said the grant helped to motivate its budding soccer superstars.
“The club has been around since 1974 and last year we felt like it needed a bit of love. Thanks to the support from Stanmore Resources, we were able to replace all the signage and give the club a bit of a facelift, and provide our players with new shirts,” he said.
“We also like to run coaching and player clinics for the soccer community at Moranbah, and we were able to continue running those clinics with the funds provided.”
The club is also using the community grant to provide a 12-seater bus to transport kids to games in Mackay every second week.
“Unfortunately, some of the kids are unable to make the regular trip due to challenges with the two-hour commute to Mackay. The bus transport gives those who can’t usually make the games, the chance to attend,” Mr Warner said.
Stanmore Resources Chief Executive Officer, Marcelo Matos, said the organisation was committed to continuing its support for local community initiatives and programs.
“It is very heartening to see that these grants are making a real difference to local organisations in the Central Queensland region,” he said.
“We are fully committed to continuing this program and we look forward to receiving another round of strong applications, and giving local clubs, schools and groups the support they need to continue the activities that mean so much to our community.”
Online applications for Round Two community grants open on 1 July 2021 and close on 31 July 2021. Previous grant applicants and recipients are also encouraged to apply.
To apply, or for more information about the Isaac Plains Community Grants Program, visit www.stanmorecoal.com.au/community-area