Grants program supports Surat Basin community groups

Community groups in the Surat Basin region have received more than $12,000 through the latest round of community grants from Easternwell, a subsidiary of Broadspectrum.

Much needed funds are going to a variety of groups including St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland, Chinchilla Netball, Injune Retirement Village, Lapunyah Art Gallery, APEX Club of Chinchilla, Eumamurrin Gun Club, Chinchilla Archers and Miles & District Historical Society.

APEX Club of Chinchilla received a grant to purchase items to refurbish their food van which is utilized at many local community events.

Club Director for Community Services, Lachlan Monk said, “Our volunteers support fundraising activities to help build a strong community. We use the food van to support events like Anzac Day and the Chinchilla Melon Festival. The van is also borrowed by local schools to serve food and drinks during sports carnivals and other fundraising events.”

Another local recipient who received a grant was Kogan State School P & C Association who purchased a refrigerator for the school’s Fresh Fruit and Food Program (FFFP).

Treasurer Rebecca Raub said “The FFFP is an educational initiative aimed at teaching children the advantages of making health choices. The program supplies fresh fruit and food to all of our school children every day of the year.”

Further demonstrating Easternwell’s commitment to the Surat Basin region, Eumamurrin Gun Club said that the grant was used to purchase two new brush cutters to maintain the club’s grounds.

President Rohan Jamieson said, “The club participates in a range of community projects to improve the social, economic and general wellbeing of residents including hosting monthly sporting activities, drought fundraisers and mental health awareness events.”
Since the launch of the grass roots initiative in 2011, Easternwell has provided more than $110,000 to 66 groups in the Surat Basin region.

Easternwell’s Executive General Manager, Tim Phelan, said the program was specifically developed to provide much needed support to local organisations that do so much in our communities.

“There are countless community groups in the areas where we operate who provide important services to their communities.”

“Easternwell is passionate about supporting the regions where we conduct business and our grants program is one of the ways we are creating lasting benefits for communities.”

The next round of Easternwell Community Grants opens June 2018. Eligible groups may apply for funding of up to $2,000. For more information visit

Easternwell is a subsidiary of Broadspectrum, specialising in providing drilling, well servicing and remote camp management services to the mining, oil and gas industries. The company’s depth of expertise, experience and capability enables it to deliver a full service offering to clients, including logistics and facilities management, consulting, construction, care and welfare, operations and maintenance and business support services. The group’s capability is further enhanced as part of the multinational infrastructure operator and municipal services company, Ferrovial and access to its global innovations. Find out more at: | |

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