2019 Impact 25
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD

QR National Establishes Cash Grant Fund for Community Projects


Thursday, 8th September 2011 at 1:54 pm
Staff Reporter
Queensland-based rail freight company, QR National has established of a community fund targeted at grassroots community projects in regional and rural Australia.

Thursday, 8th September 2011
at 1:54 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
QR National Establishes Cash Grant Fund for Community Projects
Thursday, 8th September 2011 at 1:54 pm

Queensland-based rail freight company, QR National has established of a community fund targeted at grassroots community projects in regional and rural Australia.

In unveiling the details of the ‘QR National Community Giving Fund’, Managing Director & CEO Lance Hockridge said the ongoing program will encourage eligible charitable organisations to seek grant funding up to $20,000 for specific community-based projects.

Hockridge says the Fund is about giving back to the communities where their employees live and work.

He says the majority of their 9,000 strong workforce is based in regional and rural areas and that’s where the focus will be with this Fund.

He says when the company decided to set up the Fund, they went to their employees to understand what was important to them in their local communities and they recommended three areas to focus on – Health and Wellbeing, Community Safety and Education.

QR National will work in conjunction with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Australia to provide two grant rounds per year.

Hockridge says QR National has a strong corporate social responsibility and they know through the employee surveys that their people are already involved with scores of community-based charities and worthwhile projects.

Eligible charities can apply online at www.qrnational.com.au. Applications for the first round will close 5pm (AEDST) Monday 31st October 2011.

The QR National Community Giving Fund is a foundation account within the CAF Community Fund. 




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

WA giving circle helping grow philanthropic culture

Luke Michael

Monday, 4th November 2019 at 4:27 pm

Helping people and the planet

Contributor

Monday, 28th October 2019 at 7:45 am

Queensland launches social enterprise strategy to double employment in the sector

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 18th September 2019 at 5:41 pm

The reality of the regional NDIS

Fran Connelley

Monday, 15th July 2019 at 8:00 pm

POPULAR

The NDIS needs a new plan

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 at 8:15 am

White Ribbon Australia to see another day

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 25th November 2019 at 5:05 pm

Aussie charity wins Business of the Year Award

Luke Michael

Monday, 25th November 2019 at 3:55 pm

Government vows to remove young people with disability from aged care

Luke Michael

Thursday, 28th November 2019 at 8:11 am

2019 Impact 25
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!