Inland Rail announces $80,000 funding for local community groups

The latest round of funding is the largest since the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations Program started in 2019 and takes the total number of projects receiving funding from the program to 289.

Funding from the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations Program supports short-term or one-off initiatives like local festivals and celebrations, school STEM initiatives, upgrading sporting facilities, and supporting health and wellbeing groups.

Nominations for the next round of funding from the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations Program are now open. Applications close Monday, October 31st.

Stephen Jones, Inland Rail Director of Health, Safety and Environment said:

“We are proud to give back to the communities that are home to Inland Rail. The work these organisations do is instrumental to the wellbeing of regional communities.

“The Community Sponsorships and Donations program is just one example of how we ensure that communities benefit from this nation-building project and that we leave a positive legacy in the regions along the Inland Rail alignment.”

“We offer funding between $1000-$4000 for groups and organisations that operate along the Inland Rail route and contribute to local and regional prosperity, well-being, and sustainability. These funds will directly benefit the community through supporting vital local initiatives.

“I encourage other non-profit groups to lodge their applications for the next round of funding.”

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