Stratford and Duralie Coal has granted around $48,000 in funding to local community organisations, aiming to make a positive difference to the Gloucester region.
The Stratford and Duralie 2020 Community Support Program is funding a variety of projects including new playground equipment, community workshops, educational resources, medical equipment, training and event sponsorship.
Stratford and Duralie Coal Operations Manager John Cullen was delighted to be funding local initiatives.
“We are proud so many local organisations raised their hand for assistance by applying for funding in the latest round of our Community Support Program,” said John.
“We recognise that local community groups are the backbone to our community. They make an important contribution to maintaining and creating a strong and sustainable community. It always pleases me to see the difference even a small amount can do for a community organisation.”
“This funding means that some of our local schools and preschools can upgrade their sunshade, sandpit and playground facilities or install new technology in the classroom, one of our aged care facilities can purchase lifesaving defibrillator units, our local fire brigade units can source new storage, equipment, education and training resources and many local shows or events get the support they need to go ahead.”
Bianca Gilfillan, Stroud Public School Parents & Citizens Association (P&C) was one of the happy recipients to the generous funding.
“We are so grateful for Stratford Coal’s contribution to our P&C to enable us to purchase a much-needed defibrillator for our school. Having access to this lifesaving equipment is an invaluable asset to our school,” said Bianca.
The Yancoal Community Support Program invests in community groups working in the areas of health, social and community, environment, education and training. It aims to make a positive difference in the local community and to the lives of the people who work and live in the areas it operates.
“We look forward to supporting projects and initiatives in our community for many more years to come,” said John.