Fund recipients

Congratulations to our 2018 Community Fund recipients!

We’re proud to energise Queensland communities from the grassroots and be a helping hand in bringing positive and long-lasting outcomes to life.

Please note: Recipients are listed from the Tweed River up to the Torres Strait.

Successful applicantsProject descriptionLocation
Albatross NippersThe Albatross Nippers Program provides an opportunity for special needs children to partake in a safe and inclusive surf lifesaving environment which champions beach awareness and community spirit.Gold Coast
Beenleigh Senior Citizens CentreAn upgrade to the Centre’s IT Hub will allow for the ongoing delivery of introductory courses to local seniors on general computer skills, email basics, internet and cyber security.Brisbane South
RSL Laidley Sub BranchFollowing severe storm damage, funds will assist the Laidley RSL to build paths and a ramp for disabled access at the new Club House, where programs and support is provided to returned service people and their families.Laidley
Youth Without BordersThe SPARK Engineering Camp is an annual program coordinated and facilitated by university students with the aim of inspiring and encouraging disadvantaged youth to pursue tertiary studies despite their own personal hurdles.Brisbane Central
Communify QLDDelivery of storm safety education sessions to attendees of Communify’s emergency relief pantry, refugee and migrant assisted living, English language and social support programs. Sixty households will receive their own take-home kit to get them storm-ready ahead of storm season.Brisbane Inner North
Emerge Youth HubThe Emerge Youth Hub provides a safe, encouraging and developmental space for local at-risk youth to engage in positive activities, workshops and seek mentorship, to improve long-term outcomes and lower the incidence of crime, anti-social and dangerous behaviour.Toowoomba
Canvas CoworkingA series of CoderDojo workshops for school children will educate and facilitate the building of technologies used to create coding, IoT devices and LoRa networks, encouraging innovation and upskilling for the future workforce.Toowoomba
Dalby Crisis Support AssociationUpgrades to security and amenities to improve the protection and wellbeing of the families and individuals who access the facility for safety, legal advice and support networks during vulnerability and hardship.Dalby
Ocean Crusaders FoundationVolunteer-run Ocean Crusaders will deliver the Community Clean-up of Moreton Bay’s Green, Mud and St Helena Islands, removing debris and waste to ensure a clean island chain for the preservation of local wildlife.Moreton Bay
Mooloolaba State SchoolRun by Mooloolaba State School’s student-led Environment Squad, the Bin Busters Program will introduce waste stations in eating areas to divert rubbish from landfill and teach students about the importance of sustainable waste management.Mooloolba
South Burnett PantryThe Solar Aid project will see the installation of solar panels to reduce running costs and allow the pantry to continue their work, providing more than 100 hampers to locals experiencing food insecurity and hunger each week.Kingaroy
Charleville Hospital AuxiliaryAn additional provision of medical resources for the Auxiliary’s loan program will provide vital equipment to seniors living independently, particularly critical to remote regions with reduced accessibility to healthcare facilities.Charleville
Bundaberg Toy LibraryA lighting upgrade will ensure the Library’s ongoing support to local children and their families, plus the purchase of games, books and learning materials for two sustainability education kits, available for loan by local schools.Bundaberg
Boyne Valley Discovery CentreA generator for the Boyne Valley Discover Centre will support the Ubobo community as an emergency hub, providing essential access to electricity, telecommunications and water supply during severe weather events.Boyne Valley
Woorabinda Shire Councilhe Potable Water project will allow council to purchase and distribute critical water supply to the community during extended severe disaster events when supply is unavailable.Woorabinda
Muttaburra Community Development AssociationAs the umbrella organisation to community clubs in the Muttaburra region, the purchase and provision of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) will bolster community health and safety.Muttaburra
QCWA SarinaA round of electrical upgrades at QCWA Sarina’s resident Community Hall will ensure the safety of hundreds of local participants and community groups who utilise the venue for schooling, animal rescue, social events and more.Sarina
Mackay Community Visitors AssociationPurchase of a new wheelchair accessible vehicle utilised in the Association’s activities supporting and enhancing the lives of local community members inhibited by isolation due to poor health, disability, and cultural barriers.Mackay
Fauna Rescue WhitsundaysA trailer fit out, complete with solar panels and batteries, will be used to deliver educational material and displays during education sessions on local wildlife safety and preservation throughout the local community.Pioneer
Jerona Citizens AssociationLead and delivered by the association’s volunteer staff, the construction of a 24/7 emergency helicopter landing site will expedite access to medical and natural disaster assistance.Jerona
Hinchinbrook Shire CouncilDelivery of The Pillowcase Project, a school-based disaster preparedness program run in conjunction with The Red Cross, will provide strategies for resilience around disaster events and tactics for what to pack in emergency kits.Hinchinbrook
NTAC NRM LandcareVoluntary Conservation and Land Management, which will involve planting an additional 25,000 trees along South Cedar Creek, cleaning up and repairing riparian waterways and recreational areas of significance.Ravenshoe
Wuchopperen Health ServiceAn electrical upgrade to the Service’s optical examination room will support the organisation to continue safely delivering free optometry services to disadvantaged local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members.


Orange Sky AustraliaRun by volunteers, the delivery of Cairn’s first Orange Sky Mobile Hybrid Laundry and Shower Van will provide a facility to positively support people experiencing homelessness and aid in the transition to fully re-engaging back in the community.Cairns
Thursday Island Volunteer Marine RescueDelivery of a qualified First Aid Training Course to the squadron at Volunteer Marine Rescue Thursday Island, ensuring optimal community safety outcomes.Thursday Island