Aurizon Community

At Aurizon, we are not just about delivering freight, we are about delivering the best we can for the communities we live and work in.

Our diverse community investment portfolio support communities and our employees in the areas of health and wellbeing, community safety, environment and education. Since 2011, we have been delivering more than products and commodities.

Aurizon Community Giving Fund

Imagine what $20,000 can do for your organisation

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. 

Announcing the grant recipients of the Aurizon Community Giving Fund - Round 1 2017

We are proud to announce the latest recipients of the Aurizon Community Giving Fund grants, you can view the full list here. We look forward to seeing the positive outcomes of these projects.

Our next Round of grants will open in September 2017 (date to be confirmed).

A helping hand for the communities impacted by Cyclone Debbie

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.
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Giving Fund Eligibility

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 deliver hope and opportunity, supporting over 240 charities and community groups. Here are their stories.

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Queensland Disaster Relief Appeal

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In response to Cyclone Debbie, we established an additional special round of Community Giving to distribute cash grants to assist Queensland community groups and charities rebuild. 

Charities or community group with DGR status in North QLD, Central QLD, South East QLD, who were affected by the weather event were eligible for a grant up to $20,000 for a relief or rebuilding related project in any of the four areas of environment, education, community safety, and health and wellbeing.

Applications for the Community Appeal closed on Friday 2 June 2017.

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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