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Shell’s QGC Communities Fund

The Communities Fund provides grants between $20,000 and $100,000 to eligible, community organisations in the Gladstone and Western Downs Local Government Areas and the township of Taroom. Traditional Owner groups with agreements with Shell’s QGC business are also able to apply for projects covering these regions.

The fund focuses on activities that contribute to one or more of the following areas:

  • Supporting the elderly, mental health, youth and families
  • Safety
  • Environment
  • Regional Connectivity
  • Attract and retain people locally

To find out more, please download this PDF: QGC Communities Fund Guidelines

The 2021 Communities Fund round will open for applications in mid-2021. An assessment panel, which includes community members, will then agree on the successful projects, with funding payments made in the first quarter of the following year.

Applications will be open in mid-2021 via SmartyGrants. A link to the application form will be available here when the round is open.

Shell’s QGC Communities Events Program

Shell's QGC Community Events Program is designed to support the running of community events organised by eligible community organisations in the Gladstone and Western Downs Local Government Areas, and the township of Taroom.

Applications can be made for funding of $1,000 and above. Eligible events should contribute to community vibrancy and social cohesion.

Examples of how these funds may be utilised include:

  • Event materials
  • Logistics management
  • Advertising costs
  • Promotion costs
  • Hosting event workshops
  • Achieving brand awareness
  • Complementary in-school programs

To find out more, please download this PDF: Community Event Program Guidelines

The EOI form for the 2021 Community Events Program will be available from 9 March 2021 and can be completed online via SmartyGrants, which can be accessed by clicking here. Submissions will close at close of business 8 April 2021.

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Shell’s QGC Community Contributions Programs are supported by its joint venture partners Tokyo Gas and CNOOC, contributing to strong, livable communities across the Western Downs and Gladstone regions.

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