Ausbuild grant recipients announced

Published 4:00pm 7 February 2023

Ausbuild grant recipients announced
Words by Kylie Knight

Seven community groups in the Moreton Bay Region, including a school and kindergarten, have received grants in the second round of Ausbuild’s The Sanctuary Community Fund

The successful applicants sharing grants totalling almost $50,000 were: Pine Rivers Swans Australia Football Club; Cystic Fibrosis Qld; The Culture Crusader; Restore Social Enterprises; Eatons Hill Community Kindergarten; Strathpine West State School and Albany Creek Masters Swimming Club.

The Sanctuary Community Fund has distributed up to $100,000 in grants to 14 community building programs and initiatives since its launch in March 2022.

The fund was established by Queensland developer Ausbuild and is independently administered by The Sanctuary Community Reference Group to create opportunities for local community groups and schools to thrive, enhance the natural environment and contribute to legacy-building.

The Sanctuary is Ausbuild’s masterplanned house and land community now under construction at Warner.

Ausbuild Joint Managing Director Michael Loney says the company is proud to announce the recipients of the round two grants to assist them deliver essential programs and projects.

“Our local footy clubs, schools, kindergartens, family support groups and environmental protection organisations are the backbone of local communities,’’ Mr Loney says.

Community groups, not-for-profits and schools in Warner, Strathpine, Bray Park, Cashmere, Brendale, Albany Creek and Eatons Hills were eligible for a grant.

The Brendale charity, A Brave Life, supporting young pregnant women in crisis, received a grant in the fund’s first round last year.

A Brave Life Founding Director and CEO Melissa Redsell says the grant allowed the charity to supply 200 extra baby bundles filled with newborn essentials.

“We are so grateful to Ausbuild and The Sanctuary Community Fund for this grant that helped us extend our program and provide these vital extra baby bundles,’’ Ms Redsell says.

Application for this year’s grants will open soon. To find out more, visit the Ausbuild website

Ausbuild has announced the release of its fourth stage of The Sanctuary Warner, providing 42 new home and land packages.

The company has recently signed a three-year sponsorship deal with NRL newcomer The Dolphins, becoming its Official Community Partner. Its contribution to the community was recognised when it won the Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence at the Moreton Bay Business and Innovation Awards in October.

Ausbuild grant recipients announced

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