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CQUniversity Townsville to launch Community Grants Initiative

CQUniversity Townsville to launch Community Grants Initiative

Published:17 January 2018

As the 2018 sporting seasons start to get underway, CQUniversity’s Townsville campus is calling on local groups and/or organisations to apply for funding as part of a new Community Grants Initiative.

Launching this Saturday (20 January), the initiative will provide either a $1,000 cash grant or decommissioned computers or laptops to successful groups and/or organisations.

CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman said the initiative would allow the University to literally support the community in which it operated.

“We’ve redirected some of our traditional advertising spend to support the community where it really makes a difference,” Professor Bowman said.

“We are committed to making a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate and this is one small way in which we can do so.”

Through the initiative, CQUniversity Townsville will take an active role in supporting educational, social and cultural wellbeing through the provision of one-off grants or the donation of decommissioned CQUni computers or laptops to successful community groups and/or organisations.

“We value our relationships with the Townsville community and hope to foster many new relationships as a result of this Community Grant Initiative,” Professor Bowman said.

CQUniversity’s Townsville and North West Queensland Associate Vice-Chancellor Kari Arbouin said these grants would be awarded to groups and/or organisations that embodied the University’s core values.

“Engagement, Leadership, a ‘Can-Do’ Approach, Openness and Inclusiveness are building blocks at the heart of our University,” Ms Arbouin said.

“Those who can demonstrate they too share these values will be eligible,” she said.

“We encourage sports clubs, groups and organisations to apply for either computers or laptops or for funding that would assist with anything from events, to club supplies and equipment, tournament travel costs and training opportunities.”

Ten $1,000 grants are on offer.

Applications will be accepted from this Saturday, January 20, and will close at midnight (AEST) on Tuesday, February 13.

Successful applicants will be notified via email by COB Friday, February 22.

Submissions must be sent via email to Paula Mandl at p.mandl@cqu.edu.au.

More information including a link to the application form is available at www.cqu.edu.au/industry-and-partnerships/sponsorships