26 February 2019

Media release

Stockland has announced the launch of its annual CARE Grants program for 2019, inviting local not-for-profit and community groups to apply for funding to help create more cohesive, inclusive and engaging community-based programs and local opportunities.

Committed to shaping vibrant communities, Stockland will once again award up to $300,000 to organisations across the country to support local community-building initiatives.

Stockland’s CARE Grants program offers funding support to local groups, clubs and programs who support health, wellbeing, community connection, education, or local environmental initiatives.

Those seeking funding are encouraged to apply for a CARE Grant via the Stockland Shopping Centre, Residential Community or Retirement Living Village in their local government area or by visiting www.stockland.com.au/caregrants

Tiernan O’Rourke, Chief Financial Officer at Stockland, said: “Stockland is proud to once again lend a hand to community groups across Australia with the 2019 CARE Grants program. This program enables us to recognise and invest in and show our support for the local community groups who make such a difference to the social fabric of where we live, work, shop and play, now and into the future.” 

Since 2014, the Stockland CARE Grants program has distributed more than $1.2 million in funding to more than 1000 local community groups across the country.

“Stockland has a long-standing commitment to work with the community through its shopping centres, retirement living villages and residential communities across the country. We focus on building liveable, thriving communities and are proud to support local groups who make such a difference in their communities every single day.” said Mr O’Rourke.

Stockland’s CARE Grants program is accepting entries from 9:00am (AEDT) on Monday, 25 February until 5:00pm (AEDT) on Friday, 22 March 2019. Community groups will be selected based on a range of criteria relating to Stockland’s key community and environmental focus areas. The grant recipients will be announced from week commencing 27 May 2019.

For more information on the Stockland CARE Grants program, past recipients and selection criteria please visit: www.stockland.com.au/caregrants.