Christmas has come early for 19 charities who have received a grant through Aurizon's Community Giving Fund.
Aurizon Managing Director & CEO Lance Hockridge said the Community Giving Fund has supported 168 charities across regional and rural Australia since late 2011.
"Our Community Giving Fund epitomises what Aurizon is all about – providing sustainable support and giving back to the communities in which our operations are based and our employees reside," he said.
"Christmas is a time for giving and celebration and I would encourage everyone to give back this festive season to help those in need."
The Community Giving Fund is a bi-annual round of cash grants and provides grants of up to $20,000 to eligible charity groups across Australia.
Projects must be focused on either community safety, education, environment or health and well-being and need to affect the immediate areas in which Aurizon operates.
The next round is due to open for applications in March 2015.
For more information visit the Community section of our website.