Community groups benefit from $3 million in grants

 Twenty-five Queensland charities with a focus on environment and human health will benefit from $500,000 in recent grants, bringing the total grants provided by the Queensland Community Foundation since January to $3 million.

 The recent grants were provided to assist charities develop more capability, such as structures, systems, people and skills that will deliver improved outcomes for the community. Some charities that received grants included: 

  • Bush Kids in the Darling Downs region, supporting rural and remote children who are experiencing some behavioural, emotional, social and/or developmental difficulties with free allied health services;
  • The Pyjama Foundation, supporting foster children in Townsville;
  • RizeUp, helping women and children experiencing domestic and family violence in Mackay and Whitsundays; and
  • Outback Futures helping regional, rural Queenslanders with mental health.

 A full list of grant recipients is available here.

 Acting Public Trustee of Queensland and CEO Samay Zhouand said as the Trustee for QCF, the Public Trustee is responsible for the administration, investment and distribution of the Trust Funds, including distributing the grants to recipients. The Public Trustee also helps Queenslanders who wish to give to connect with charities that create a real difference for our communities. 

“The Public Trustee is proud to support QCF, both as a sponsor and as the Trustee of the Foundation. We congratulate all of the grant recipients and thank them for their commitment to support the community,” Mr Zhouand said. 

“We also thank the many generous Queenslanders who have contributed to QCF to make these grants to local charities possible. These grants will have a very specific and long lasting impact on key areas: mental health, environment, domestic and family violence, homelessness, disadvantaged children, supporting animal welfare and much more.”

 QCF General Manager Tara Castle said the QCF General Fund Grants provide charities with funding that helps build their capacity as an organisation, for projects that are often difficult to fund. 

“We hope our grants have significant impact on charities’ overall capacity to do more, and allow core resources to remain focused on their program delivery,” Ms Castle said. 

“A donation to the QCF General Fund is the ultimate legacy gift that keeps giving and exemplifies the impact that charitable generosity can have over time.

 “The QCF General Fund is a perpetual fund that will continue to help Queenslanders, their families and our environment in need now and for future generations.” 

Earlier this year the Queensland Community Fund (QCF) celebrated its milestone achievement, reaching over $100 million in trust funds. 

“The Public Trustee is extremely proud to be part of this vital charity since its inception,” Mr Zhouand said.

 

Media contact: media@pt.qld.gov.au

Last published: 31/08/2020 12:11:26 AM