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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 application process for the 2021 Communities Fund round has closed. Fund recipients will be advised in late 2021.

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

We are now accepting EOIs for the Community Events Program to support events held in 2022. Applications are to be submitted online via SmartyGrants prior to the closing date of 31 December 2021 (midnight). Successful recipients will be advised in February 2022.

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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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