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Transurban Queensland recognises community grant recipients

Posted on June 9th, 2017

This week Transurban Queensland, operator of the go via network, recognised the successful recipients of its latest round of community grants.

At a special morning tea hosted by Transurban Group General Manager Queensland Wes Ballantine, representatives from each organisation spoke about the significant difference the grant would make to their local communities.

Transurban Group General Manager Queensland Wes Ballantine, with representatives from each organisation awarded a community grant.

Recipients include:

The Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Sport and Recreation Association of Qld – to purchase specialised equipment for use in its fitness and rehabilitation facility. Over 230 individuals access the gym for a total of over 7900 visits per year.

Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland – to purchase a Meywalk Walker for use within the Walkways Mobility Program and the statewide Equipment Loans Library service, which allows mobility equipment to be trialled, borrowed and shared across any of CPL’s nearby regions.

Preterm Infants Parents Association Inc – to extend the Family Project to the Logan and Ipswich hospitals. The project provides financial assistance to families with a premature baby.

Kuraby Special School – to help transform a space within the school to build a butterfly garden where all members of the school community can enjoy watching butterflies and other insects. Memorial plaques which celebrate previous students who have died will be relocated into the butterfly garden.

Endeavour Foundation VLE Road Safety – to support the development of road safety software specific to Cooper Plains. Through the use of virtual reality technology, people with a disability will be taught appropriate actions and road safety.

The Edge Youth and Community Service Limited – to recruit and train ten new volunteer mentors and purchase resources for the Building Blocks Mentoring Program, which provides one-on-one mentors for students who are identified and referred by local schools.

FSG Australia – to fund a 9-week Health and Wellness Program for 15 students in year 11 or 12 at Park Ridge High who are at risk of disengaging with secondary schooling and the community.

Life’s Little Treasures Foundation – to purchase six Britax Unity Car Seats, the only car seat specifically designed and tested for low birth weight babies, for families with a premature baby at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.

World Access For The Blind Australia Ltd – to support three school-based workshops run by Daniel Kish, renowned expert and certified mobility specialist visiting Australia during April/May.

Since early 2015, Transurban Queensland has awarded 48 grants to local community groups along the go via network, totalling $121, 810.

Adding value to local communities is a key part of Transurban vision ‘to strengthen communities through transport’ and our commitment to be good neighbours.

The Community Grants Program operates on a six monthly basis, providing organisations with a regular opportunity to receive funding to support initiatives that generate social and environmental benefits for local communities.