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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 are open from Monday, 16 August until 5pm, 26 September 2021 via SmartyGrants. Click here for access.

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

EOIs for the 2021 Community Events Program have closed, with successful recipients advised. EOIs for 2022 event support will open be open from 1 November – 10 December 2021 COB, at which time an online form will be available for completion via SmartyGrants.

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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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