Aurizon Community Giving Fund
Founded in 2011 the Aurizon Community Giving Fund provides grants of up to $20,000 to eligible charities across our areas of operation. Since launch the fund has supported over 570 charities with funding support for projects delivering benefits to our local communities in the areas of health and wellbeing, community safety, environment and education.
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Applications are now closed
Thank you to all those organisations who have applied for the most recent round of the Aurizon Community Giving Fund, applications are now closed. Successful grants from this latest round will be announced in December 2023.
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Community Giving Fund Eligibility
- Non-profit organisations that hold an approved deductible gift recipient (DGR) status charity (Item 1) from the Australian Tax Office. If you are unsure of your organisation’s tax status, check with your financial advisor and the Australian Government’s ABN Lookup website.
- The Aurizon Community Giving Fund is focused on the broad areas of health and wellbeing, community safety, the environment and education. All applications for an Aurizon Community Giving Fund grant must fit within at least one of these funding categories to be eligible for consideration.
- Cash grants are only available for projects that affect the immediate areas in which Aurizon operates. View our areas of operation on the map below.
The Starlight Foundation, Hunter Valley NSW
Police Citizen’s Youth Club NSW, Singleton NSW
Sunnyfield, Skills for Life
Got Your Back Sista, Empowerment programs.
The Reach Foundation, Reach Connection Workshops
The Humour Foundation, Clown Doctors Program
Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service, Rockhampton QLD
Mackay Community Visitors Association, Mackay QLD
The Oasis Townsville, Connections Saves Lives
The Aurizon grant is very important to The Oasis Townsville. The Connections Project involves encouraging groups formed by the veteran community, including families, to conduct community activities physically at the Oasis Home Base in Oonoonba. 20% of the Townsville community is veteran community.
Jigsaw Group, Traineeships for young people with disability
At Jigsaw, we believe people prepare best for work, through work. Our revolutionary pathway to open employment for people with disability embeds a comprehensive, skill-based training program within a real workplace - our commercial document and data management business.
Mobile Learning Centre Project, Central Queensland Life Education
Ronald McDonald House North Australia, Hospitality Cart
TEC-NQ Awards Scholarships 2020
Trust for Nature
Kai Eardley Foundation, Perth WA
Bunbury Dolphin Discovery, South West WA
Marine Rescue Bunbury, Emergency Radio Direction Finder
Foodbank WA, Hampers for vulnerable Mullewa families
CinefestOZ Film Festival, IndigifestOZ Indigenous Film Festival
Health Communication Resources, Headspace Geraldton
Thank you to all those organisations across Australia that submitted applications for the first round in 2023 of the Aurizon Community Giving Fund. There were 29 successful recipients from this round, a full list of recipients is available here.
These grants will assist local projects and initiatives across Australia, and deliver benefits for many in our regional communities.
The next round of the Aurizon Community Giving Fundis due to open in 2024.
Delivering for our local communities
Since 2011 the Aurizon Community Giving Fund has helped a diverse range of organisations across Australia deliver projects that make our local communities better places to live in.
Together, we make a difference where it matters most, supporting over 570 projects through charities and community groups.