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QCoal Foundation awards Community Spirit Grants
The QCoal Foundation recently awarded a number of Community Spirit Grants in the first round of grant funding for 2019. Community Spirit Grants of up to $2,000 are awarded by the QCoal Foundation to community organisations focussed on improving liveability, health or education in rural and remote communities in Queensland.
Successful applications in this round included the Life Skills Program developed and run by the Collinsville Community Association. Now in its third year the program is growing and the QCoal Foundation is proud to have provided support since its inception.
Collinsville Community Association Service Coordinator Heather Brown said that interest in the program had grown substantially this year.
“Two participants in last year’s Life Skills Program were successful in securing traineeships or internships following their participation,” Ms Brown said.
“We are very proud of the program’s outcomes and thank our partners for their ongoing support.”
In addition to the Life Skills Program, the Collinsville Rodeo was also successful in receiving grant support. The rodeo will be held on 29 June 2019 and is a popular event for tourists and locals alike and an important generator of income for the rural community of Collinsville. The Glenden Rural Interest Group who facilitate a range of community activities including the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt event were also successful.
Applications for the next round of Community Spirit Grant funding close on April 30. Interested groups should visit www.qcoalfoundation.org for more information.