We are supporting people and businesses in the Narromine to Narrabri area with opportunities to work, learn and grow their business.
Sponsoring community organisations
We are pleased to support local community groups to run events and activities through our Community Sponsorships and Donations Program.
We offer four open rounds of funding each year.
Initiatives we have funded include essential community items, such as:
- small business workshops
- youth programs
- community group initiatives
- water tanks
- equipment for community events
- local sporting events.
Scholarships for local university students
The Inland Rail Scholarship Program supports students from local communities through their full undergraduate course.
We have partnered with Charles Sturt University, the University of Southern Queensland and La Trobe University to offer scholarships to regional students pursuing studies and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and related fields.
Students who live along the Inland Rail route are invited to apply for scholarships valued up to $20,000, or the equivalent of $5,000 for every year of study during the undergraduate degree.
Indigenous people and those experiencing financial hardship are particularly encouraged to apply for assistance.
July 14, 2021
Inland Rail supports future paramedic with university scholarship
Inland Rail is proud to support proud and ambitious regional university students through our Inland Rail Scholarships program. At Charles Sturt in Bathurst, paramedicine student Emma Bennetts from Mendooran, NSW, was awarded one of our 2021 scholarships, worth $16,000 over three years.
April 21, 2021
Inland Rail answers call to improve mobile coverage in north west NSW
Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, who has long championed the Inland Rail project, has welcomed the ARTC announcement today to undertake a detailed feasibility study to explore opportunities to deliver improved mobile telecommunications along the Inland Rail corridor from Narrabri to North Star.
February 26, 2021
Coonabarabran Golf Club grant funding makes ‘dive-in’ movies safe for all
Coonabarabran Golf Club’s ‘dive-in’ movie program is alive and kicking across local Warrumbungle Shire swimming pools thanks to an Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations grant. We spoke with the Club’s Secretary and Licensee, Zoe Holcombe, to learn more about how the club and local community are benefitting from Inland Rail’s support.