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 Applications Now Open

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$20,000 could transform lives in your community

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 is now open, closing 27 October 2017 at 5pm AEDT.

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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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A helping hand for the communities impacted by Cyclone Debbie

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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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