2020 Community Investment Grant Applications – Round Two Now open

2 Jun 2020

The Community Investment Program provides support for organisations and groups in the following areas: Education, Health, Environment, Enterprise Development or Identified Local Needs. Round 2 applications for the Oaky Creek Coal Community Investment Grants opened on the 1st June 2020.

To be eligible for funding, the application must:

  • be from a not-for-profit incorporated organisation
  • primarily benefit at least one of the communities where we operate
  • demonstrate how the funding will directly benefit the local community
  • demonstrate the applicants’ expertise and ability to manage the proposed initiative in a professional manner
  • demonstrate financial sustainability, i.e. not become reliant on ongoing funding from Glencore
  • demonstrate a high level of community involvement i.e. be widely beneficial to the community
  • address a substantiated need in the community
  • have clear objectives
  • report back on the use of the funds by completing a post grant feedback form.

Examples of preferred projects include:

  • Education and training for community groups
  • Upgrading facilities and equipment for community groups
  • Contributions to charitable groups that provide social services such as diversionary centres, hostels and crisis accommodation, meals-on-wheels, aged care, kindergartens
  • Contributions to schools and other educational facilities for equipment or upgrading facilities.
  • Sponsorship of major community events: agricultural shows, rodeos, or carnivals that promote tourism to the area.

Further information can be found at: https://glencore.smartygrants.com.au/2020OakyCreekRd2