STOCKLAND GLADSTONE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2015 COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM
Stockland Gladstone today announced the winners of its Community Grants program. Over 200 local community groups in the Gladstone region applied for a share of $2,500 to help support community facilities, community-based programs and local opportunities.
The Gladstone Men’s Shed Association, Rosella Park School P & C and Roseberry Community Services Ltd were awarded a grant of up to $1,000. Gladstone Men’s Shed Association will be putting their grant towards funding tools and equipment required to keep their shed operating as a haven for men to tinker and socialise as well as focusing on improve men’s physical health and emotional well-being. Rosella Park School will use their funds for purchasing an aquatic wheelchair for water based therapy sessions and Roseberry Community Services Ltd are funding the ‘Branch Out’ program aimed at assisting ‘at risk’ youth gain education and enter the workforce.
Kate Russ, Principal of Rosella Park School was ecstatic to hear the news, “We were pleasantly surprised and very grateful to hear we had been awarded a $1,000 grant from Stockland Gladstone. We look forward to seeing the change this new piece of equipment will make to the lives of our students.”
“Stockland is very pleased to award these grants to such deserving community organisations. These organisations help the communities in which we operate to thrive and we truly value their continued hard work and support,” said Michael Rosmarin, Chief Operating Officer at Stockland.
Stockland’s Community Grants were awarded to recipients who responded to a range of selection criteria, relating to Stockland’s key community focus areas of: health and wellbeing; lifelong learning and prosperity; or sense of belonging and vitality and were judged by a panel.
Stockland Gladstone marketing manager, Terri Hewerdine said: “Stockland Gladstone is proud to award these grants to organisations that play such an integral part in supporting the local Gladstone community. We hope this Stockland Community Grant will help to make this community an even better place to live and we would like to congratulate each winner for their efforts.”
The Stockland community grants program now runs bi-annually across its Retail and Residential portfolios. More information on the Stockland Community Grants program can be found at www.stockland.com.au/communitygrants