Easternwell grants program supports Toowoomba community groups

Community groups in the Toowoomba region have received more than $10,000 through the latest round of community grants from Easternwell, a subsidiary of Broadspectrum.

Much needed funds are going to a variety of groups including Toowoomba Women's Collective, Quota International of Toowoomba, Toowoomba & District Multiple Birth Association, Goombungee State School P & C Association, Highfields Scout Group and Back Plains State School P & C Association.

Quota International of Toowoomba received a community grant for garden beds, tools, wheelbarrows and hoses for their gardening program.

Grants Coordinator for Quota International Toowoomba, Jeni Neary said: “Our Growing Together Garden provides a community network to support migrant and refugee families as they integrate into the local community. Our program provides knowledge of local produce and encourages healthy eating habits.”

Goombungee State School Parents & Citizens Association is another local recipient who received a grant for a new stove and microwave for the school’s tuckshop.

Treasurer of Goombungee State School Parents & Citizens Association, Amanda Scheuerle said “Our tuckshop volunteers are thankful for the new stove and microwave which will support the school provide tuckshop for students and catering for special events, cooking activities and sports days.”

Further demonstrating Easternwell’s commitment to the Toowoomba region, Back Plains State School P & C Association said that their grant purchased a defibrillator with adult and child pad pack.

Secretary of Back Plains State School P & C Association, Julie Hardy said: “The defibrillator will be a valuable additional to the medical equipment at our regionally-based school and local community in the event of a cardiac emergency.”

Since the launch of the grass roots initiative in 2011, Easternwell has provided more than $125,000 to 84 community groups in the Toowoomba region.

Broadspectrum’s Chief Executive Resources, Tim Phelan, said the program was developed to provide much needed support to local organisations that do so much in our communities.

“There are countless community groups, clubs and associations in our operating areas who provide important services to their communities.”

“We are focused on building the regional strength of our communities and our grants program is one of the ways we are creating lasting benefits for community members who count on the vital support of these organisations in their day to day lives.”

The next round of Easternwell Community Grants opens June 2020. Eligible groups may apply for funding of up to $2,000. For more information visit www.easternwell.com.au/communitygrants

Easternwell is a subsidiary of Broadspectrum, providing innovative solutions across the social, defence, property, infrastructure, resources and industrial sectors.

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