The second round of funding for Orica’s 2017 Community Investment Program is now open with up to $65,000 in grants available to local community groups.
The program supports initiatives that seek to promote education and lifelong learning, improve and protect the environment, and build strong communities.
Acting General Manager Orica Kooragang Island, Paul Hastie, said Orica is committed to making a lasting and positive contribution to the communities in which it operates.
“Over the last 12 months, the Community Investment Program has provided more than $130,000 in funding to 18 community groups.
“The diverse range of projects supported include mental health initiatives, programs to assist refugee families, pet therapy for agedcare residents and improvements to schools and sporting facilities.
“I’m delighted that we can lend a helping hand to the many people and organisations in the Newcastle region working hard to support others and strengthen our community.”
All applications for funding are evaluated by an assessment panel of three Orica employees and three community representatives. Only organisations that are either from or largely support the Newcastle local government area, along with the suburbs of Fern Bay and Fullerton Cove, will be eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000.
Application forms and supporting documents are available online at www.orica.com with applications for this round of funding closing on 30 September 2017, successful recipients announced in October.