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Aurizon Community Giving Fund recipients announced

Charities providing important work in the communities where Aurizon operates have been granted much needed funding from the Company’s Community Giving Fund

Andrew Harding, Managing Director & CEO of Australia’s largest rail-based transport company said he was pleased to announce the latest recipients of Aurizon’s Community Giving Fund.

“In this round, we are delighted to support 20 charities who are all delivering very meaningful projects and initiatives in our local communities,” said Harding.

“In particular we are pleased to support quite a number of charities delivering programs under the Health & Wellbeing category,” he said. “We are proud to play a role in helping these charities deliver outcomes that are changing lives in our communities,”

Some of the initiatives include supporting mental health programs, providing access to water sports for people with disabilities, as well as helping transport regional families who are impacted by cancer to family camps.

Recipients for health and wellbeing category include Capt Quality Lt, Collinsville Community Association, Sailability Mackay Inc, Cooks Hill SLSC, Hunter Homeless Connect Incorporated, Hunter Multicultural Communities Incorporated, Surfing the Spectrum, Rotary Club of Mackay, Youngcare Limited, University of Queensland, Soap Aid Limited, Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Western Operations) and Pathways Southwest Incorporated. For the Education category, recipients are Mudth-Niyleta Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation, Bravehearts Foundation Limited, Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Madalah Limited. Finally, for community safety, recipients are Westowe Rural Fire Brigade, and Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers for environment.

Aurizon’s Community Giving Fund distributes funds bi-annually and provides grants between $1,000 and $20,000. More than 360 charities and not-for-profit groups across Australia have received grants since the Fund was established in 2011. The next round of applications for the Community Giving Fund will open on 16 September 2019.

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