Aurizons Community Giving Fund creates a cool environment for autistic kids in the Hunter Valley
Autism Spectrum Australia will purchase shade sails for the Aspect Hunter School to create a better playground environment, thanks to support from Australia's leading rail-based transport business, Aurizon.
The group are one of three successful Hunter Valley charities that picked up grants in the latest round of Aurizon's Community Giving Fund.
Murrurundi Rescue Squad picked up a grant to for equipment to improve their abilities in response situations, and Reach Newcastle were awarded funds to purchase a mobile BBQ unit to feed disadvantaged people across Newcastle.
Aurizon's Managing Director & CEO, Lance Hockridge said the Community Giving Fund is delivering for charities across Australia.
"Since the inception of our Community Giving Fund in 2011, we are proud to have delivered grants to 182 extremely worthy community groups across Australia
"We are not just about delivering freight, we are about delivering the best we can for the communities we live and work in.
"Our employees were the driving force behind this Fund and it is fantastic that we are continuing to support so many charities in our employees' local communities.
"The Fund cements Aurizon's commitment to regional and rural Australia."
The Aurizon Community Giving Fund is a bi-annual round of cash grants and provides grants of up to $20,000 to eligible charity groups with a project based on either environment, community safety, education or health and wellbeing.
The next round is due to open for applications in September 2015.
For more information visit Aurizon.com.au/community.
To read more stories about the successful recipients please see below:
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Aurizons Community Giving Fund helps women in need in Ipswich
Aurizons Community Giving Fund provides books to kids in Yarrabah
Aurizons Community Giving Fund provides emergency training in Geraldton