The Community Fund provides financial support to organisations and projects that contribute to local community development in GrainCorp's operational regions around the world.
To be eligible for funding, a project or organisation must have a positive effect on the community by supporting its wellbeing and safety and/or its local infrastructure.
The project must be endorsed by one or more GrainCorp employees in the application process.
Organisations applying for funding must demonstrate:
- initiative and energy in raising funds locally
- financial accountability and sound financial management
- contribution of project towards community development
- planning for the manner in which an award from the Community Fund will be promoted
- ability, at the end of the project cycle, to provide a narrative around the outcomes that have been achieved as a result of the grant
GrainCorp's Community Fund will not contribute to:
- projects that are commercial in nature
- political projects, parties or lobby groups
- 100 per cent of the costs of any project
- religious purposes
- cost of fundraising for an event or organisation
- retrospective requests
- government entities
To learn more, download the application form here:
For further enquiries or to submit your application form please contact Helen Lazarevich on phone 02 9266 9213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ardlethan Memorial Hall
As a central meeting and gathering place for the 500-strong community of Ardlethan (about 100 km outside of Wagga Wagga and Griffith in NSW), the Ardlethan Memorial Hall is the town's major facility for hosting private and public functions. These functions include weddings, funerals, school events, formals, concerts, seniors events and fundraising activities.
The town was aiming to establish a Meals on Wheels within the community, but the hall's kitchen had not received an update since the 1960s and did not meet health, safety or catering requirements. To expand the kitchen, a total infrastructure upgrade was required – including kitchen equipment, ventilation, floor refurbishment, an upgrade of all hall facilities and the addition of disabled facilities – so that all interested groups could use the facility.
The project was expected to cost $50,000, and GrainCorp provided $25,000 towards the cost of the project.