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Your support of the CQUniCares Community Impact Fund will allow for vital programs and research that makes a difference in the communities in which we operate.

CQUniCares Alumni Development Fund

CQUniCares about nurturing our communities.

The CQUniCares Alumni Development Fund offers grants of up to $1000 to empower graduates to make an impact in their communities.

Your support means graduates playing vital community roles - professional or volunteer - get the support and skills they need to make a big community impact.

Why start a development fund for graduates?

Graduates frequently contact us with opportunities that offer mutual benefit; opportunities that upskill them and gives them a chance to better serve their communities.

Often, these opportunities are not covered by their workplaces, and alumni would ask if there was any way we could help. Community-focussed graduates are a major asset to communities, so we launched the CQUniCares Alumni Development Fund.

It just makes sense to support graduates to further their education to support their communities. And as a community-focused university, we’re proud to see our graduates driving positive change in their communities – and the CQUniCares Alumni Development Fund nurtures this.

Your donation to the fund will ensure community leaders are supported and nurtured.

Who can apply to the fund?

You’re eligible to apply to the fund if you’ve graduated from CQUniversity with a vocational or higher education qualification. Find out more on the Alumni Benefits page.

Read the CQUniCares Alumni Development Fund Policy and Procedure


Research is about finding answers, and at CQUniversity, we are asking some of the most pressing questions affecting our regions. Our world-class researchers are seeking new knowledge and innovation in areas that are making an impact. Due to a lack of funding, crucial research projects are not able to be carried out. Your support will help fund this change-making research, that will improve the lives of many.

Engagement and Social Innovation

At CQUniversity, engagement and social innovation are at the centre of our strategic vision. Through our Indigenous Engagement and our aspiration building, mentoring and widening participation programs delivered into low socio-economic primary and high schools, we are making a positive impact on future generations and changing paths for the better. We have made a significant social impact to date, but we are just getting started. Through your support, we can continue to push the boundaries of what a university can do to improve communities.

Global Outreach

CQUniversity encourages all students to participate in and facilitates many impactful global programs that allow students to experience the world, build compassion and make a difference. Each year large numbers of students embark on many life-changing global projects that expand their horizon and make a positive impact on the world around us. Your support of the CQUniCares Community Impact Fund will increase this impact by enabling more global outreach projects.