Aurizon Community

At Aurizon, we are always looking for new opportunities to make a difference in the communities we live and work in. 

Since 2011, we have been delivering more than products and commodities, giving back to our local communities, supporting hundreds of community groups in the areas of health and wellbeing, community safety, environment and education. 

Community Giving Fund

Are you a charity or community group in the areas of health and wellbeing, community safety, environment or education? If you are in need of funding, we can help. Twice a year, we offer cash grants up to $20,000 to eligible organisations in communities we work and live in. In almost 200 locations across Australia, we support hundreds of charities and not-for-profits.

You could be eligible to apply for a cash grant if you are a DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) organisation registered with the ATO. It doesn’t matter how big or how small your organisation is, if it benefits our communities, we want to help it succeed. 

Your community is our community.

The latest round of the Aurizon Community Giving Fund closed Friday 27 October 2017. The next Round will open in 2018, dates to be confirmed.

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Giving Fund Eligibility

Please view our Guidelines and Terms & Conditions. We have also got a list of Frequently Asked Questions and guide on Tips for Writing Grant Applications which may be helpful when writing your grant application. 

Who is eligible for a grant:

  • Non-profit organisations  that hold an approved deductible gift recipient (DGR) status charity (Item 1) from the Australian Tax Office. If you are unsure of your organisation’s tax status, check with your financial advisor and the Australian Government’s ABN Lookup website.
  • The Aurizon Community Giving Fund is focused on the broad areas of health and wellbeing, community safety, the environment and education. All applications for an Aurizon Community Giving Fund grant must fit within at least one of these funding categories to be eligible for consideration.
  • Cash grants are only available for projects that affect the immediate areas in which Aurizon operates. View our areas of operation on the map.

Community stories

Over the past six years, the Aurizon Community Giving Fund has helped a diverse range of organisations across Australia deliver projects that make our local communities better places to live in.

Together, we make a difference where it matters most, supporting over 280 charities and community groups.

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Grant stories

Got your back Sista
“We are so grateful to Aurizon Community Giving Fund for their wonderful support of our new program ‘Rise Up and Thrive’. This program aims to help women who have escaped domestic violence gain the confidence, support and skills they need to obtain employment and thrive.”
– Got Your Back Sista, Rise Up and Thrive Program
Childrens Hospital Foundation
“The grant will be used to educate medical professionals across Queensland on ExtraCorporeal Life Support (ECLS) – a type of life support that involves using a machine to replace the work of heart and/or lungs of a patient with heart/breathing failure.”
– Children’s Hospital Foundation, ExtraCorporeal Life Support (ECLS) Training Course
“Thanks to Aurizon Community Giving Fund grant we can purchase a new stretcher and mule tyre, which will allow the stretcher to be rolled rather than carried.  The new stretcher will allow our volunteers to perform rescues quicker, safer and with less human resources."
- Gracemere State Emergency Service, Basket Stretcher and Mule
Gracemere SES
“This grant enabled us to take our Camp Quality puppet show to 15 schools and day care centres across Central and North Queensland, providing an interactive and engaging program. The program helps to reduce the likelihood of bullying, confusion, exclusion and anxiety associated with making the transition from hospital back to school for children who are living with cancer or have a parent or sibling diagnosed with cancer.”
– Camp Quality, Touring Primary School Education Project
Camp Quality
Autism Spectrum
“The school provides essential support to enable students with autism to learn to self-regulate, with 30% of students moving onto a local school within the Hunter Region each year.  The funding was used to purchase two large shade sails, which has enabled our students to have access to our outdoor learning space where they use nature to inspire their thoughts and feelings.” 

– Aspect Hunter School, Playground Shade Sails

CQ Sarina Landcare
“Fifteen students from the Sarina State High School Conservation Club have participated in weekly land care activities, gaining knowledge and hands-on experience on the threats to biodiversity in our region and local initiatives to combat these threats.”
– Sarina Landcare Catchment Association, Environmental Support for Local Schools Project

A helping hand for the communities impacted by Cyclone Debbie

Aurizon Staff Helping Out
In March this year, Cyclone Debbie saw rising flood levels, heavy winds and environmental degradation across Queensland.  Amidst disruptions to our own business during this devastation, we also wanted to help our communities. 

We devised a special round of our Community Giving Fund as a relief grant program running across key areas impacted to fund small and diverse grassroots efforts.

Aurizon has provided some relief to those communities’ announcing that 15 successful charities will receive grants to assist with rebuilding and recovery projects, you can view the full list here.

Our Freight Partners

Aurizon has a proud and long history of supporting the communities in which it operates, offering freight assistance to Queensland charities for many years.
The program provides in-kind support by distributing goods including food, clothing and books to struggling families.
Our current freight assistance partners include:


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