Stockland announces Community Grant finalists

Stockland Gladstone is very pleased to announce the following finalists in the inaugural Stockland Community Grants program. These groups have been chosen by the Stockland Gladstone Community Grants committee because they support local initiatives in our direct community.

Autism Queensland Gladstone

Autism Qld is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing education, therapy, support and training services to people with Autism, their families and those working with them. The Gladstone office provides early intervention services through centre based programs and therapy and outreach to over 50 different families in the Gladstone region. They are seeking funding to purchase an iPad for children with Autism for use during therapy and educational sessions to foster interactive, responsive learning.

Cerebral Palsy League Gladstone

The Cerebral Palsy League’s Gladstone team works with a wide network to provides support services in clients’ homes including therapy and health services, home support and respite for families, facilitating community connections and 24 hr support at home. They work alongside clients to provide individualised programs so they can fulfit their passions, participate in their community and express their creativity and are looking for funding to purchase an interactive touch screen computer as part of this program.

Friends of RSPCA

Friends of RSPCA are a volunteer based organisation that dedicated it's time to saving, treating and re-homing abandoned, unloved and surrendered dogs and cats of the Gladstone region. They provide food, vet expenses (including microchipping, desexing, shots etc) and housing until a 'furever' home is found. During 2013 Friends of RSPCA saved over 588 cats and dogs in the local area. They are seeking funding to set up their new refurbished centre where members of the community can visit to view and adopt an animal.

Gladstone Central Committee on the Ageing

The Committee own and operate the Port Curtis Place, Senior Citizens Centre where more than 15 clubs with approximately 415 seniors visit the Centre on a weekly basis providing them with the opportunities to engage with others in a friendly and welcoming environment with a variety of activities and educational programs. The Senior Citizens Centre operates without government funding and promote social connection which can improve wellbeing by having a better lifestyle and a positive approach to ageing. The funding would go towards improving their facilties for their clients.

Gladstone Community Linking Agency

The Gladstone Community Linking Agency provide over 3000 support hours each week to 190 people with a disability and their families. Their services include support to access the community, in home respite and support to assist people to live independently, goal-based life skills programs for young adults, social support and case management. As well as these services they operate Mainstay Respite House which provides centre based respite. They are launching a program in March 2014 for young people with Aspergers and high functioning ASD to help connect them with other youth and develop independant living and life skills and are looking for support to fund this program.

Gladstone Municipal Band Inc.

The Gladstone Municipal Band promotes music, cultural awareness and provides opportunities to be involved in the local community. They provide live music for ceremonies and festivals, as well as a full marching brass band for parades. The municipal band prides itself on providing opportunities for the youth in Gladstone to become involved in music and are looking for new instruments to facilitate the recruitment of more youth into the marching program.

Gladstone South State School P&C

P & C Associations are a volunteer base of parents who work closely with the school to support them and help achieve quality educational outcomes for the students such as assisting with raising funds for the purchase of essential educational tools such as atlas's which will offer students the ability to improve their literacy and geography skills.

GAPDL - National Playgroup Day

GAPDL Communities for Children is part of the Family Support Program which provides prevention and early intervention programs o families with children up to 12 years, who are at risk of disadvantage and who remain disconnected from childhood services. The grant will go towards funding a National Playgroup Day event (held on the Millenium Esplanade, Tannum Sands) provided free of charge for the community designed to encourage and foster social interaction with a variety entertainment and activities aligned with this year's narrative theme 'More Than Play'.

Register your vote at  or fill in a voting form at the Centre Management Office at Stockland Gladstone (next to OPSM).

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