Community groups benefit from Inland Rail funding grants

Community groups are sharing in more than $65,000 allocated from the first round of Inland Rail funding grants for projects and initiatives contributing to the wellbeing of regional communities.

September 13, 2019

The whole program Sponsorship Media release
Community sponsorship benefits a youth group for NAIDOC week.

Inland Rail Director of Engagement, Environment and Property Rebecca Pickering said the purpose of the Community Sponsorship and Donations Program is to contribute to the wellbeing of regional communities in which Inland Rail operates.

“Earlier this year nominations were sought from regional centres along the Inland Rail corridor for projects, events, and activities that help achieve community and regional prosperity and sustainability,” Ms Pickering said.

“Inland Rail will leave positive legacies of varying magnitudes in regional areas and this program is just one example of the importance we place on ensuring communities are receiving and reaping the benefits,” she said.

“In order to maximise benefits for regional areas, applications are restricted to regional centres along the corridor, and the programme is not available to organisations in the capital cities of Melbourne and Brisbane.

“It’s very pleasing to see the range of worthwhile projects and initiatives that have been recognised as successful recipients for this initial round.

“Along the corridor, recipients include sporting groups, schools, men’s sheds, and Aboriginal organisations with a diverse range of initiatives.”

Ms Pickering said there were more opportunities for groups to tap into the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations Program.

“There will be quarterly rounds of funding, continuing throughout Inland Rail construction with eligible groups able to apply for funding of between $1000 and $4000,” she said

“Nominations for Round 3 funding are open and close on 31 October and I encourage other non-profit groups to lodge their applications.”

For terms and conditions and to access an application form, please visit inlandrail.com.au/sponsorships or email enquiries to IRCommunitySponsorships@ARTC.com.au

The full list of recipients for Round 1 funding are as follows:

Project

Recipient

LGA

State

Parkes Women’s Bowling Club Ladies Classic Triples

Parkes Bowling and Sports Club Limited -Women’s Bowling Section

Parkes

NSW

2019 National Reconciliation Week event

Bogan River Peak Hill Wiradjuri Aboriginal Corp

Peak Hill

NSW

Forbes Men’s Shed Community Garden

Forbes Community Men’s Shed

Forbes

NSW

Men’s Shed Trailer

Rosewood Men’s Shed

Ipswich

QLD

New chairs for Tullamore Showground precinct

Tullamore PA&H Assoc

Parkes

NSW

Small business workshops

Warrumbungle Shire Council

Warrambungle

NSW

Giving Gilgandra CWA rooms a voice

CWA of NSW Gilgandra Evening Branch

Gilgandra

NSW

Lego Boost kits

Parkes Public School

Parkes

NSW

Fit for Life

PCYC NSW Ltd

Parkes

NSW

Toy Library Refresh Project

Kath Dickson Family Centre

Toowoomba

QLD

Coaching Clinic

Gilgandra Junior Cricket Association

Gilgandra

NSW

Portable Stage

Inglewood State School P&C

Inglewood

QLD

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

Boggabilla Central School

Moree Plains

NSW

North Star Trail Ride medical services

North Star Sporting Club

Moree Plains

NSW

Valuing Local Volunteers

Laidley Community Centre Inc

Laidley

QLD

Purchase of water tanks

Narromine Pony Club

Narromine

NSW

Youth development in Aboriginal culture and heritage

Trangie Local Aboriginal Land Council

Narromine

NSW

NAIDOC Week Moree 2019 Family and Cultural Day

Miyay Birray Youth Service

Moree Plains

NSW

Donation of sleepers from P2N

Coonamble Aboriginal Land Council

Coonamble

NSW

Disability access to the AAA FM Station

Wagga Wagga Community Media Inc

Wagga Wagga

NSW

BBQ purchase

Darling Downs Historical Rail Society Ltd

Toowoomba

QLD

Media contact: Chris Leslight | Mobile 0427 691 262


September 13, 2019

The whole program Sponsorship Media release

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