Community funding

Posted March 27, 2015


The RACQ North Queensland Rescue Helicopter will fly more missions thanks to a grant made through the Glencore Community Program. Photo: Rob Parsons

The RACQ North Queensland Rescue Helicopter was one of eleven community organisations considered to be servicing an area most at need that have been funded by the Glencore Community Program.

The program distributed $1.4m in grants to communities including Cloncurry, Mount Isa, Townsville and Bowen.

A city development officer who will sit in the Commerce North West offices, will be jointly funded with Mount Isa City Council and Books-in- Homes, that will help children improve their literacy skills, is funded in seven schools from Camooweal to the Coast.

The Cootharinga Society of North Queensland has been funded to create a joint Glencore hub to advance the quality of life of people with disabilities.

Another 17 units will be built at the Laura Johnson aged care home in Mount Isa and the Townsville Hear and Say centre has been funded to boost efforts to better respond to the early intervention of lifelong needs of children.

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