Aurizon offers Cyclone Debbie grants

Burdekin community groups can apply for Aurizon Community Giving Fund grants of up to $20,000 to assist with the recovery and rebuilding process following Cyclone Debbie.

Aurizon Managing Director and CEO Andrew Harding announced a special round of the Fund had opened this week to help Queensland communities impacted by the cyclone.

“We are announcing a one-off special round of the Fund targeted exclusively for communities in North, Central and South East Queensland affected by the weather impacts of Cyclone Debbie,” Mr Harding said.

“This special round of the Giving Fund will pump money straight into those towns and regions that have been hardest hit and help fund grassroots projects and initiatives to help the community rebuild.

“After the waters recede and communities start the rebuilding process we would encourage them to consider our Giving Fund and the financial assistance we may be able to provide.”

Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin encouraged eligible community groups to consider the opportunity.

“I’d like to thank Aurizon for opening this special round of grants through its Community Giving Fund,” she said.

“We know our community groups have important roles to play in building community spirit and providing opportunities for residents to access facilities and services.”

“This funding should go a long way towards assisting any groups in their efforts.”

Applications for the round close Friday 2 June 2017. Eligible community groups, charities and not-for profits will be able to apply for assistance online at

For further information please visit Council’s website or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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