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Community Giving Fund Eligibility
Am I eligible for a grant?
Below are some of the key criteria you must meet to be eligible for a grant through the Community Giving Fund. We also have some Frequently Asked Questions which can also assist, and Tips for Writing Grant Applications which may help you when completing your application form.
- 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 below.
Community Event, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, Muswellbrook
"The funds received from Aurizon enabled the CRRMH to organise and provide a free community family event within the Hunter Valley region, giving farmers, business owners, and all those impacted by the drought an opportunity to connect, laugh, and relax.”
Fence Repair, BlazeAid, Cloncurry
“Aurizon's grant to BlazeAid ensured that several volunteer-led camps were established to rebuild fence lines and any other structures that had been devasted or destroyed diring recent flooding events. The camps were in Richmond, Julia Creek, and Winton."
Theatre in Education, Constable Care Child Safety Foundation, Kalgoorlie
“Through a 12-week theatre program students worked through real-life scenarios to learn to understand and resolve issues concerning healthy relationships, bullying prevention, drug and alcohol use and mental health awareness.”
Previous Community Giving Fund recipients
In 2019 we were pleased to announce the recipients of our latest round of Community Giving Fund Grants will provide much needed funds to 22 local charities and not-for-profit groups before Christmas. Our grants will assist a range local initiatives from across our operations and support programs ranging from support services for our youth, rural fire brigade services and Indigenous youth education programs. We have now funded over 390 initiatives since 2011 and are proud to continue to support organisations and projects across our communities.
You can see the full list of recipients here.
Delivering for our local communities
Over the past eight 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 390 projects through charities and community groups.
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