Congratulations to our 2020 Community Fund recipients!
See the list of successful recipients and read more about their projects below.
People's Choice bonus vote
Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties with the voting process, this year’s People’s Choice bonus award is now not proceeding.
While it's unfortunate that there will not be a single 2020 People’s Choice recipient, we are now sharing this bonus with the community organisations involved.
We're proud to energise Queensland communities from the grassroots and provide a helping hand to local groups bringing positive, innovative and long-lasting outcomes to life.
A Brave Life Ltd
Support The LIVE LIFE BRAVE Mentoring program, which provides peer support to teenage and young mothers who are completing their high school education.
Atherton Junior Rugby League Inc.
Install solar panels to power up the floodlights for more sporting groups to use the facilities of this family oriented club.
Barcaldine Aged Care Inc / Artesian Originals Community Hub
Install insulation at this community hub to allow more community groups to meet and utilise the facilities.
Benarkin State School P&C
To upgrade tuckshop building facilities to support Breaky Buddies. The program is an integral part of the school, supporting learning potential by ensuring students start the day with a nutritious meal.
Care Balonne Association Inc
Install solar panels to offset the running costs of this vital community hub so it continues to support the local community.
Cycling Without Age Gold Coast North Chapter
Purchase and operate e-Bike Trishaws and train volunteers, so we can provide a free service to all elderly, disabled and socially isolated people to enjoy a social activity in their local community.
Eat Up Australia
This project will allow Eat Up to purchase the cheese needed for sandwiches, which will be used to feed hungry students across 54 South East Queensland schools. Dieticians have advised Eat Up that cheese is crucial component of lunches, as it provides important protein and calcium, particularly for those that we know go hungry at home for breakfast and dinner. In addition to the nutritional benefit, teachers tell us that kids love the cheese toasties!
George Street Neighbourhood Centre trading as The Neighbourhood Hub
Support this Mackay community group continue to run its Drop In Centre and stock non perishable food items, baby and hygiene products for the local community.
Gladstone Region Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Service
To purchase a range of vital medical equipment and software for the Gladstone and Biloela communities that allows doctors and visiting specialists to undertake eye and skin examinations with greater diagnostic accuracy and better infection control measures.
Upgrade the scout den facilities to allow wheelchair access for the Gracemere community.
Help Enterprises Limited
Purchase kitchen equipment for the working hospitality café to continue to train 124 employees with a disability to deliver 300+ meals to the public every year.
Hervey Bay State High School STEM
Support the Wind Farm project, which will allow students to design and construct wind turbines to be installed on miniature wind farms. The students will also be measuring wattage generated and gaining a greater understanding of the technology needed to make clean sustainable energy for the school community.
Hinchinbrook Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Tourism
Provide micro grants to 10 local small businesses to create e-commerce stores, which allow these regional businesses to have an online presence and be more competitive.
Home Hill Choral Society Inc.
Install solar panels to offset the running costs of this newly established community hub.
Little Souls Taking Big Steps
Little Souls provides early intervention programs for children on the autism spectrum. The funding will allow an upgrade of the organisation’s facilities, to create a sensory-safe, state-of-the-art facility for the Gold Coast community.
Mackay Hospital Foundation
To establish an Indigenous Meeting Place & Healing Garden at Mackay Base Hospital that will support and preserve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language, arts and culture in our local hospital. The project will also deliver a series of short films that will capture the journey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients through the healthcare system, the development of the meeting place and healing garden, and the facilitation and delivery of language and cultural education for healthcare staff.
Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre
To install a LED Billboard to promote the Centre’s activities and services and events.
Develop an education program for Millmerran school students to look at sustainable use of energy and water, and waste reduction.
Ocean Crusaders Foundation Ltd
A 2018 recipient who continues Community Clean ups of Moreton Bay's Green, Mud and St Helena Islands, to reduce marine debris impacting many marine creatures, including dugongs and green turtles.
Pushing Barriers Inc
Pushing Barriers delivers programs that equip, empower and support refugee children. This program seeks to support refugee children to learn a new sport, make new friends on their sports teams, and be introduced to role models through their coaches – all with the assistance of a volunteer mentor.
Quota International of Toowoomba Inc
To establish a well equipped computer room within the Community Hub at Darling Heights State School, which will complement student learning and also allow educational and vocational programs for the local community.
QUT Oodgeroo Unit
This innovative project will seek to utilise physical activity and digital technology as an enabler to teach STEM skills to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through school networks of the QUT Oodgeroo Unit.
Rockhampton Schotia Place Senior Citizen
Provide support for the community morning tea for several members of the Rockhampton community who need social interaction and support.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Qld
Supporting the Pets In Crisis Program, which provides emergency animal shelter for pets in domestic violence situations. This allows those wishing to leave a domestic violence situation peace of mind that their pet will be looked after and can be reunited when possible.
Supporting children with Spinia Bifida and Hydrocephalus attend Independence Camp which is coordinated and designed by specialist therapists to build self esteem and let children with serious health impairments experience the fun and social connections of a school camp.
Deliver Sound-Write, a ground-breaking linguistics phonic program to assist Queensland children aged 9-15 years old experiencing learning differences to realise their full potential.
Stanthorpe Netball Association
Funding to resurface the netball courts.
The Alliance for Suicide Prevention (USC)
Support the roll out of gatekeeper training in suicide prevention and other intervention skills training to the Sunshine Coast community, to improve knowledge and skills in recognising and supporting those who experience suicidal thoughts.
Toowoomba City Care-Hope for our Children
Provide a foster child with their own backpack containing personal items appropriate to age, such as toiletries, books, toys and stationery. This gift from the local community is theirs to keep and take with any move they make as a foster child, which can be a self esteem boost in difficult circumstances.
Townsville Legacy Incorporated
Upgrade the Townsville Legacy holiday facility, which provides affordable holiday accommodation for widows, widowers and children.
Whitsunday STEM Challenge
Support the Festival of STEM to showcase STEM careers and opportunities, and create educational outcomes for Whitsunday students.